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There are a number of common questions asked about crocodilians, but rarely are they answered accurately and clearly. Click on one of the questions listed below to have it answered.

What's the difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
This is probably the most popular crocodile question in the world! If you really want to impress your friends, read this!

Which is the largest species of crocodile?
Everyone loves big fish stories! Giant reptiles terrorising villages - it's classic Hollywood stuff. But be afraid - there are some very large crocodiles out there, including the largest living reptile!

How long do crocodiles live?
Many reptiles have a reputation for being very long-lived, and crocodiles are no exception. Are the wild tales of 1,000 year old crocodiles fact or fiction? Find out here.

How fast can a crocodile run?
Crocodiles just sit in the sun all day and do nothing, right? Wrong! Look out - these guys can move fast! But here are some facts - they can't move at 40 mph, and you're better off running in a straight line!

How long can a crocodile stay underwater?
Crocodiles have perhaps one of the most advanced hearts on the planet. This, in combination with their amazing blood, enables them to stay underwater for a long, long time. But just how long?

Do crocodiles cry 'crocodile tears'?
Crying crocodile tears means to express insincere remorse, after the myths about crocodiles crying before they devour their prey. But where does the legend come from, and do crocodiles really cry?


Do you have a question about crocodiles? If so, drop me a line and I'll answer it. I've got quite a collection of popular questions now, and I'll be putting the best of them up here soon!

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