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Orinoco Crocodile   (Crocodylus intermedius)
Category: Reptiles

 

 

This very rare species is the most critically endangered species of crocodile and found only in Venezuela and Columbia. They are the largest crocodilian (and predator) in the Americas and an apex predator that can consider almost any animal living in its proximity a potential meal. Despite their large size and ability to take down large prey, they are less aggressive than other crocodilians and attacks on humans are not a common behavior. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orinoco_crocodile

http://crocodilian.com/cnhc/csp_cint.htm

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Sauropsida
Order - Crocodilia
Family - Crocodylidae
Genus - Crocodylus
Species - C. intermedius

 
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Interesting Animal Facts

The not-a-snake

The slow worm has a long body, lacks limbs, and is covered in lustrous scales - so is it a snake? No, it is a lizard! Because unlike snakes, the slow worm has eyelids, visible ears, and like many lizards, its tail can break off in the mouth of a predator, allowing them to escape for another day. The slow worm belongs to the Anguidae family, and similarly (but independently) lost their limbs to better adapt to their environments. These “not-snakes” can be found in gardens throughout Europe and the UK, helping to control the population of slugs and other pests, though you probably won’t see any if you have a cat: a slow worm will likely prove a favorite food of your cat!

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