West African crocodile

West African crocodile

Crogall Iar-Afracach

Tests on Egyptian mummies show that this species once lived along the Nile, when the ancient Egyptians worshipped Sobek, the crocodile god. Today, it is found in swamps and swamp forests across western and central Africa. Occasionally, it lives in isolated pools in drier savannah habitats. There it is said to survive the dry season in burrows or deep among tree roots.

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