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West African crocodile
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Specimen in Bazoulé, Burkina Faso
Scientific classification
  • C. niloticus suchus

The West African crocodile or desert crocodile (Crocodylus suchus) is a species of crocodile.

Where they live

The West African crocodile lives in West and Central Africa. From the east to South Sudan and Uganda, and south of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Other countries where they live include Mauritania, Benin, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Gabon, Togo, Ivory Coast and Republic of Congo.

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