Category "World of Wonder - Reptiles"

15Oct2019

The Nile crocodile is one of the largest crocodilians in the world. Living in the Nile basin, sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar in freshwater marshes, mangrove swamps and rivers, they are found quite close to human settlements which leads to a lot of attacks. Since they do not really have a particular diet, someone nearby might look like a tasty meal. […]

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8Oct2019

These are the tiniest crocodilians in the world, the males growing up to a maximum of 1.6m and the female up to 1.2m. Found in Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Columbia and Venezuela, they live in freshwater forested rivers and near lakes that have flooded forests, even surviving in very high altitudes with temperatures dropping to 13 – 19 degrees Celsius. […]

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17Sep2019

Vine snakes are found in a lot of places around India except in the northwest and around the Gangetic basin. They are mainly arboreal in nature found in places like rain forests, low bushes and trees in the plains and are pretty much diurnal. Vine snakes rely on their colour and shape to escape being found. […]

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25Jun2019

The red-crowned roof turtle is found in the Chambal River in North India. Basking on rocks and logs, quick to dive into the water with the slightest of disturbances, these turtles are a critically endangered species, due to habitat destruction – mainly caused by building of dams and sand mining. […]

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4Jun2019

Green iguanas are found distributed from Mexico to Brazil and are largely arboreal. Being almost entirely vegetarian they do occasionally eat carrion and insects and can grow up to 6 feet. The green iguanas have a white photo sensory organ on the top of their heads called parietal. […]

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