Saltwater_crocodile-facts about crocodile

Crocodiles have the most vital bite force of any animal in the world.

Their jaws can apply a pressure of 16,460 Newtons / 3, 700 pounds per square inch.

Crocodiles are the world’s largest living reptiles.

Saltwater crocodiles can grow up to 23 feet (7 meters) in length.

These beasts can weigh up to 2,600 lbs (1,200 kg) 

The sex of the crocodile is determined by the temperature of the nest where eggs are laid.

Lower incubation temperatures are more likely to yield females, and higher temperatures of the nest tend to produce males.

Crocodiles do not chew their food Instead, they swallow large portions of their prey at once

Crocodiles evolved to have prolonged metabolism. 

A crocodile stomach is the most acidic of all vertebrates; this acidic environment allows it to digest bones, horns, hooves, or shells.

They also swallow stones that enter their stomachs and grind food up for them.

Crocodiles cannot sweat; instead, they cool down by opening their mouth. 

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Sometimes they keep their mouths open even while sleeping.

This allows their body to release the heat from their bodies. 

Crocodiles can open their mouth underwater without drowning. 

They have a valve at the bottom of the mouth that seals it off from their throat.

Crocodiles can replace their teeth up to 50 times in their lifespan.

Crocodiles appear to cry while they eat, This is because as they chew, the air gets pushed through their sinuses and into their tear ducts; it leaks from their eyes, making it look like they are crying.

When crocodiles sleep, they only shut down half of their brain at a time, While keeping the other half alert to danger

Crocodiles have been around for at least 240 million years. This means they coexisted with dinosaurs.

A bullet cannot penetrate a crocodile’s skin on the back, but the belly’s skin is very soft.

There are sensors all over the body of the crocodiles. These sensors are connected to the brain and are extremely sensitive. They can pick up the tiniest of vibrations in the water and figure out the direction from which the vibrations are coming. This helps them to locate their prey.

Crocodiles can swim fast by using their powerful tails to propel themselves. They can swim at a speed of 22 mph (75 km/h)

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