Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like molluscs and crustaceans, depending on species.
Size greatly varies between species, from the dwarf crocodile to the saltwater crocodile, with species ranging from 3.3 feet to 16 feet) long and weigh well over 1,200 kilograms. Despite their large adult size, crocodiles start their life at around 8 inches long. The largest species of crocodile is the saltwater crocodile, found in eastern India, northern Australia, throughout south-east Asia, and in the surrounding waters.
Crocodiles do not make good pets and require proper facilities to thrive.