Main Characteristics: Orinoco Crocodiles have a body length between 3 and 4 m (9.8 - 13 ft). They are pale green/yellow in colour and they have short, powerful legs and a long, powerful tail.
Habitat: Orinoco Crocodiles are restricted to the Orinoco River and the Meta River drainage basins in Columbia and Venezuela in South America.
Diet: Orinoco Crocodiles mainly feed on reptiles, birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates.
Breeding: Orinoco Crocodiles breed during the dry season and 14 weeks after mating the female will dig a nest in a sand bank and lay her eggs. After approximately 3 months the young crocodiles hatch and call out to their mother. She will dig out the youngsters, carry them to the water and she will defend them until they are a year old.
Predators: Humans are the main predators of adult Orinoco Crocodiles. Youngsters are preyed upon by caimans, anacondas, tegu lizards, american black vultures and other carnivores.
|Latin Name||Crocodylus intermedius|
|Conservation Status||Critically Endangered|
|Length||3 - 4 m (9.8 - 13 ft)|