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1. How to differentiate between a Crocodile and an Alligator Zach Adams 2. Many similarities, but… ã Crocodiles and Alligators come from the same order ã Found in…
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  • 1. How to differentiate between a Crocodile and an Alligator Zach Adams
  • 2. Many similarities, but… • Crocodiles and Alligators come from the same order • Found in different parts of the world • Look very similar but a few key differences Crocidile Alligator
  • 3. Differences in the snout • Snout: Mouth and nose Crocidile: • V-shaped Mouth when open • Easier to eat fish Alligator • U-shaped mouth when open • More powerful • Easier to eat turtles
  • 4. Differences in the Jaw Crocodile • Upper and Lower Jaw same width • Teeth exposed • Interlocking pattern Alligator • Upper Jaw wider • Hides lower teeth Alligator
  • 5. Difference in Color Crocodile • Olive Brown tint • Lighter color Alligator • Darker green tint • Almost black Some Alligators look black allowing them to blend in well.
  • 6. Difference in Habitat Crocodile • More at home in salt water • North, Central, and South America Alligator • Slow moving rivers • Small creeks and ponds • Eastern China, South United States Crocodile stalking its prey.
  • 7. Can you now tell the difference? • Which is which?
  • 8. Did you get it right? Crocodile Alligator
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