Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saltwater Crocodile

These Juvenile saltwater Crocodiles are one of the three species of Crocodiles, found in India. The other two being the Gharials and the mugger crocs. The most interesting fact about crocodiles is that the Crocodile embryos do not have sex chromosomes, and unlike humans sex is not determined genetically. Sex is determined by temperature, with males produced at around 31.6 degrees Celsius, and females produced at slightly lower and higher temperatures.
The second photograph is of the same Croc. but zoomed in to get a clearer photograph of the snout. These Crocs are the largest of all living reptiles.
Photographed at the Pilikula Biological Park- Mangalore

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