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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