Outside Animals

West African dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis

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

Diet at 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