Nile crocodile


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Nile crocodile

n.
A large crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) of Africa and Madagascar that preys on large vertebrates and sometimes attacks humans.

Nile′ croc′odile


n.
the common African crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, sometimes growing to a length of 20 ft. (6.1 m).
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.Nile crocodile - a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in AfricaNile crocodile - a dangerous crocodile widely distributed in Africa
crocodile - large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters
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Notable species include the big pythons, Gabon viper and Black mamba.There are two ponds at the crocodile pen with a species of the Nile crocodile.
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But fortunately Pharaoh, a Nile crocodile, is looked after by experts who have a licence to keep him in their garden under the Dangerous Wild Animals Act, and is used as part of an education programme.
The area's resident reptile enthusiast has a fearsome collection containing a Nile crocodile, two American alligators, two dwarf Caiman, two African dwarf crocodiles, a deadly western diamondback rattlesnake and two highly venomous Gaboon Vipers.
The three National Parks serve as a stopover for migrant aquatic birds and provide major breeding grounds for the Nile crocodile, hippopotamus and a variety of venomous snakes.
She toppled into the river as the Nile crocodile held the canoe in its jaws, Adventure Zone tour company owner Brent Williamson told The Washington Post on Tuesday.
The list included beef liver, tuna muscle (Euthynnus pelamis Linnaeus, 1758), channel catfish muscle (Ictalurus punctatus, Rafinesque, 1818), soybean, whole wheat, and yellow maize meals (USDA, 2017), muscle from Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768) (Hoffman et al., 2000), chicken and piglet carcasses, and whole tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus Linnaeus, 1758) (Pinheiro & Lavorenti, 2001).
Among the new attractions, there are now two otters and a rescued Nile crocodile.