American crocodiles are about 12 feet
long. They live on land and in shallow water, swamps, and marshes.
American crocodiles like to float in
the water with only theirs eyes and noses above the surface.
American crocodiles eat mostly small
animals, which they grab with their strong jaws and razor-sharp
American crocodiles lay eggs. They hide
their eggs under twigs and leaves, or bury them in the sand.
Some crocodiles help their young hatch and then carry them to the water in their mouths.
Where do they live?
Southern Florida, Mexico, Central and South America, Caribbean islands
Why are they endangered?
Overhunted for its hide
Photo Courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service