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Assorted Crocodilian Trivia
How much do you know about these ancient reptiles?
#1 Crocodilians belong to this ancient group of reptiles.
#2 Its name meaning "terrible crocodile", this ancient crocodilian lived in North America 80 million years ago and may have grown to be 30 feet long or more.
#3 Who was the ancient Egyptian god with the head of a crocodile?
#4 How many types of crocodilian are alive today?
#5 Which of the following is NOT true?
Crocodilians are the only reptiles that care for their young.
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile alive today.
Some crocodiles occasionally work together to hunt fish.
The crocodile is the most dangerous large animal in Africa.
Everglades National Park is the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles coexist.
#6 You see a reptile that is either an alligator or a crocodile, but you are not sure which it is. Its mouth is closed. You can see all of its teeth. What are you looking at?
#7 This bird is often said to feed on insects and other pieces of food found in a crocodile's mouth.
Great white pelican
#8 Why do crocodiles swallow stones?
They sharpen its teeth.
They are used as ballast.
They help the crocodile digest its food.
They provide the crocodile with scale-strengthening vitamins.
They don't swallow stones.
#9 Some crocodiles can run 11 miles (18 kilometers) per hour on land.
#10 This alligator lived in the Riga Zoo until he died of heart failure on August 21, 2007.
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