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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