Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Scientific Name: Mecistops cataphractus

Common Names: Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Maximum adult length: 4m

N.B. Exceptionally large specimens can be found in all species of crocodilian.

 

The Slender-snouted crocodile is a narrow-snouted, medium sized species native to freshwater habitats in central and western Africa. They are a very shy and secretive species and consequently in 1996 the IUCN rated them as ‘Data Deficient.’ In 2014 this was reviewed and Slender-Snouted Crocodiles were listed as ‘Critically Endangered.’

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Crocodylia
Family
Crocodylidae
Genus
Mecistops

References

IUCN Red List (September, 2014) http://www.iucnredlist.org

At the zoo

Cordelia joined us in the summer of 2016 and represents a new species for the zoo. Upon arrival she measured 2.4m in length. Cordelia was born in 1998 at Emmen zoo in Holland and despite their reputation for being rather shy, Cordelia (‘Cora’ for short) is actually pretty feisty. Think she’ll be keeping the Croc Keeper’s on their toes!

 

 

Adopters

  • If you’re interested in adopting Cordilia our Slender-Snouted Crocodile please contact us
  • Natalie Belsey

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