Discovering crocodiles in Africa by Uganda Crocs Ltd
by Uganda Crocs Ltd
Cluster of crocodiles
In East Africa, they are found mostly in rivers, lakes, marshes, and dams. They have been known to enter the sea in some areas, with one specimen having been seen 11 km off St Lucia Bay in 1917.
In Madagascar, they have adapted to living in caves
The Nile crocodile is the largest crocodilian in Africa and is sometimes regarded as the second largest crocodilian after the saltwater crocodile.
The male crocodile usually measure from 11.5 to 16 feet long (3.5 to 5 metres), but very old, mature ones can grow to 18 ft (5.5 m) or more.
Like all crocodiles they are sexually dimorphic, with the males up to 30% larger than the females, though the difference is even more in some species, like the saltwater crocodile.
Mature female Nile crocodiles measure 8 to 13 ft (2.4 to 4.0 m) Typical Nile crocodile weight is 225 kg (500 lb), though 730 kg (1,600 lb) is possible.
The largest accurately measured male was shot near Mwanza, Tanzania and measured 6.45 m (21.2 ft) and weighed approximately 1,090 kg (2,400 lb).
Our biggest challenge in crocodile farming is the market for the skins,right now we have crocodiles ready for skin harvesting in various sizes.