Crocodiles Facts for Kids – 5 Awesome Facts about Crocodiles

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Do you know how and where crocodiles live? Here are five awesome facts about crocodiles for kids.

Crocodiles Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: Crocodiles and Alligators

Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? There are a few differences, but the most obvious one is Crocodiles have teeth that will sit outside their mouths when they are closed, alligators do not.

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A crocodile is lying on the ground

Crocodiles Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: The God Sobek

The Ancient Egyptians used to breed Crocodiles and worship them as the god Sobek, who created the river Nile and was very important in their communities!

Crocodiles Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Crocodile’s Teeth

Crocodiles aren’t particularly attached to their teeth, did you know that if a crocodile loses a tooth it’ll be replaced very quickly with a brand new one, and even if they don’t fall out from all the hunting Crocodiles teeth replace themselves every 3-6 months anyway!

Crocodiles Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Mummy Crocodile

Mother crocodiles can lay between 10 and 100 eggs in one go! Some crocodiles bury their eggs until they hatch and when they hear them calling from under the ground the mothers dig them up again! Mummy crocodiles can fit up to 19 baby crocodiles in their mouths in order to transport them and keep them safe!

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Baby crocodiles

Crocodiles Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Crocodiles have Birdy Friends

Crocodiles have birdy friends! The Egyptian plover bird sits in the crocodile’s mouth and eats any leftovers, and in return for the teeth cleaning the crocodile doesn’t eat the bird! Sounds scary sitting in a crocodile’s mouth doesn’t it? This is called a symbiotic relationship, where both species of animal help each other and so in return don’t attack each other!

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Close-up photo of a three-banded plover

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about crocodiles as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other ones like: Octopuses, Seals, Weasels, Dolphins, Kangaroos, Reindeer, Leopards and Jaguars, Rabbits and Flamingos

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