Monday, September 28, 2009

Interesting capabilities of Crocodiles

• they can hold their breath underwater for up to one and a half hours

• they have a lingual gland at the back of the throat that removes salt from their body

• their brain is only the size of a walnut but it still allows enough 'processing' to take place to enable the animal to make a decision about whether to attack or not

• crocs replace their teeth by growing new ones inside old ones which eventually fall out

• the stomach of the crocodile is only about the size of a basketball and contrary to legends and 'old wives' tales', crocs do not store their food - they eat it right away

• of 23 species of crocodiles worldwide, Australian crocodile is considered the most aggressive

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