Safari with Miles 2:Between a Croc and a Hard Place
Hey! Miles here with a new safari! Last time, we explored the world of insects that sting. This time, we’re exploring the world of crocodilians. We’ll:
- Fly to Egypt to find the second largest known reptile
- Go to India to visit the gavial
- And see the most endangered crocodilians
First, we’re going to Egypt, which is in northeast Africa. We’re going after an animal that outsizes even the komodo dragon. The Nile crocodile. It is the second largest known reptile on the planet.
The river Nile is full of these reptiles, but we’ll need luck to see one. Look! I see one!
These crocs are second in size only to the Australian saltwater crocodile. These animals are big, but this next one is odd-looking. We’re going to India, to see the gavial. There’s one!
These animals have knobs on their snouts, so natives decided they were sacred, and their noses were full of magic! Last, we are exploring alligators and caimans. All caiman species are legally protected, so most of them are safe.
So, we’ve seen caimans, alligators, gavials and crocodiles. You can see alligators in Florida, at Gatorland or the Everglades. Next time, we’ll explore the nickers of the night-bats!