Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

Saltwater crocodiles are one of the widest ranging crocodiles and are found in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Myanmar, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Occasionally one is found all the way in Japan which is quite a distance from their usual habitats. These crocodiles are known to swim long distances in the sea. This sometimes causes extreme exhaustion and can be found with barnacles stuck on them. These crocodiles however can also live in freshwaters. Carnivorous by nature, they wait patiently just under the surface of the water to leap at their prey, feeding on anything that comes their way like water buffaloes, monkeys, wild boar, turtles, monitor lizards as well as crustaceans. A valve in the crocodile’s throat closes when they open their mouths while they are in the water to keep them from drowning.

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