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African Slender-snouted Crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus) | by warriorwoman531
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African Slender-snouted Crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus)

African Slender-snouted Crocodile (Crocodylus cataphractus) is a species of crocodile native to freshwater habitats in central and western Africa. They have a slender snout used for catching prey, hence their name. Their diet consists of mainly fish, snakes, amphibians and crustaceans. This croc will leave it's eyes, ears, and nostrils above water to gather information on animals that are nearby while still remaining safely hidden.

 

Photographed at San Diego Zoo

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Taken on July 18, 2011