21st October 2019


How do saltwater crocodiles eat?

Fish, birds, and mammals that venture near the water's edge are all eaten. The adult crocodiles will eat almost anything that comes too close. Younger crocodiles will eat smaller fish and insects. Other animals also eaten, such include wallabies, water buffalo, cattle, flying foxes, crabs and turtles.

Also asked, how does a crocodile feed?

Crocodiles are carnivores, which mean they eat only meat. In the wild, they feast on fish, birds, frogs and crustaceans. At the zoo, they eat small animals that have already been killed for them, such as rats, fish or mice. They also eat live locusts.

How does a crocodile attack its prey?

For crocodiles, sneaking up on a meal is a slippery business. But a mass migration of potential prey will give these ambush predators a chance to feast. To a croc this big, anything that ventures near a watering hole is a potential meal. They are ambush hunters that prefer their prey to come to them.

Do crocodiles hide their food?

One of the popular stories about crocodiles is that they prefer to hide their food under a submerged log until it is rotten. However, while crocodiles do tend to store carcasses in mangroves or under the water, crocodile experts Graham Webb and Charlie Manolis suggest this may not be because they prefer rotting flesh.
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