Small and discreet!
hiding in pools in the shade of the huge trees of West Africa’s forests!
having her eggs stolen by chimpanzees!
About African dwarf crocodile – Passe-partout and Mimi
Scientific name :
Common name :
African dwarf crocodile
Native to :
West Africa (from Guinea to Angola)
Maximum size :
robust and stocky, this crocodile’s skin is covered in bony plates; as a result, it is difficult to make use of its skin. However, these crocodiles are killed for their meat and for use in traditional medicine and are seeing their forest habitat destroyed.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
vivarium at the entrance
the female lays about twenty eggs, once a year, in a mound nest which she makes using plant debris. Diet: carnivorous (small mammals, etc.)