American Crocodile

Photo of American Crocodile

Crocodile or Alligator? The American crocodile and alligator are similarly designed for aquatic life yet the crocodile grows larger and has a pointier snout.

Latin name: Crocodylus acutus Where: Otto M. Budig Manatee Springs Length: 7 to 15 ft Weight: 150 to 450 lbs Lifespan: 60 to 70 yrs Habitat: Coastal waters and wetlands Diet: Fish, turtles, crabs, birds, and other aquatic animals Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Vulnerable) animal Range: Southern Florida, Central America, and northern South America


Manatee Springs