West African Dwarf Crocodile

Osteolaemus tetraspis

NATURAL HABITAT
The West African dwarf crocodile is found in freshwater, tropical grassland and tropical rainforest habitats. They prefer slow-moving bodies of water and will dig burrows that often have two passageways near the water’s edge.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fish, frogs and crustaceans
IN THE ZOO – Meat

FASCINATING FACTS

  • World’s smallest crocodiles
  • Live to be 75 years old
  • Have taste buds on the roof of their mouth
  • Cry to clean their eyes and reduce the growth of bacteria
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400