New Guinea crocodile facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNew Guinea crocodile
|New Guinea crocodile at Bandung Zoo in West Java, Indonesia|
|Range shown in green (including Hall's New Guinea crocodile)|
C. n. novaeguineae
The New Guinea crocodile (Crocodylus novaeguineae) is a type of crocodile. It lives on the island of New Guinea. The habitat of the New Guinea crocodile is mostly freshwater swamps and lakes. It is very active at night when it feeds on fish and other small animals.
This crocodile was over-hunted for its skin in the middle of the 20th century, but because of conservation it no longer an endangered species. It is reared in ranches.
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