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Alligators and crocodiles are always
You can tell an alligator from a crocodile
by its teeth.
by its personality.
by its tail.
Crocodiles are related to
In Africa, there is only one animal more dangerous to people than the crocodile.
The Egyptian plover bird will walk into a crocodile's mouth. Why doesn't it get eaten?
Because it tastes bad.
Because it's poisonous.
Because it picks the crocodile's teeth and keeps them clean.
give their young protection for several months.
abandon their eggs as soon as they're laid.
guard the nest until the eggs hatch, and leave soon after.
A crocodile mother
carries her babies on her back.
carries her babies in her mouth.
does not carry her babies.
What is the biggest threat to alligators and crocodiles?
Loss of habitat
The use of their skins to make purses, shoes, and belts.
Spanish explorers named alligators "el legarto," which means
"the legs are short."
"the legal one."
Alligators and crocodiles are
A crocodile's tail
is longer than the rest of its body.
is surprisingly weak.
will grow back if it is lost.
On an alligator or crocodile, osteoderms are
the scales on their bellies.
the bony plates on their backs.
Most alligators or crocodiles prefer to swim
in salt water.
The biggest crocodilian is
the Chinese alligator.
the Morelet's crocodile.
the saltwater crocodile.
What is one way an alligator can cool itself?
It can go to a high rock to catch the breeze.
It can hold its mouth open like a dog.
It can fan itself with its tail.
There was a prehistoric crocodile that may have been
50 feet long.
Crocodiles eat ______ most of the time.
Crocodilians are excellent hunters because
as young crocs, they liked to play at chasing and pouncing.
their mothers trained them to be very quiet.
they are good a stalking prey without being seen.
bring food to their babies.
don't feed their babies because the babies can feed themselves.
carefully teach their babies what foods are right for them.
What is the main function of a crocodile's tail?
It is used for balance while walking on land.
It is used to stun prey.
It is used for swimming.
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