African dwarf crocodile – Passe-partout and Mimi

Small and discreet!

About African dwarf crocodile – Passe-partout and Mimi

Scientific name :

Osteolaemus tetraspis

Common name :

African dwarf crocodile

Native to :

West Africa (from Guinea to Angola)

Maximum size :

2 metres

Weight :

30-45 kg

Conservation status

Characteristics :

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

Reproduction :

the female lays about twenty eggs, once a year, in a mound nest which she makes using plant debris. Diet: carnivorous (small mammals, etc.)

Range

Répartition géographique

Statut de protection

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