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Crocodile at Yellow Waters Lagoon, Kakadu National Park

Crocodiles are a vital part of the food chain, helping to maintain the natural balance of wetland ecosystems.


Two crocodile species live in Australia and Kakadu, the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, and freshwater crocodile, Crocodylus johnstoni.


More about Australia’s wetlands


More about reptiles in Kakadu National Park


Photo: Michelle McAulay

Copyright: Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.


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Taken on May 31, 2009