African Slender-snouted Crocodile

African Slender-snouted Crocodile

The African slender-snouted crocodile is a medium-sized crocodilian and uses its slender snout for catching fish and other relatively small prey in the water. This species has suffered declines in the wild due to development and human encroachment into the forested wetlands it occupies. It is also a target for the bushmeat trade.

Mecistops cataphractus


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These animals are visible in the domed portion of Scaly Slimy Spectacular, immediately on the right as you enter the front doors of the main portion of the complex. They may be seen basking on one of their beaches or floating in their pool.

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