Here at Crocodiles of the World we boast one of the widest collections of crocodiles, alligators and caiman in Europe. We are home to 17 of the world’s 24 species, including Cuban and Siamese crocodiles who are two of the most critically endangered species and Saltwater crocodiles who are the most feared in the world.


Find out more about our captivating crocodiles by scrolling through the species below, as well as an insight into some of the other amazing animals you can see here at the zoo…


Crocodiles, alligators and caimans


Species Scientific name
Morelet’s crocodile or Mexican crocodile Crocodylus moreletii
Nile crocodile or African crocodile Crocodylus niloticus
Saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus
Dwarf crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis
Cuban crocodile Crocodylus rhombifer
Siamese crocodile Crocodylus siamensis
Freshwater crocodile Crocodylus johnstoni
Tomistoma Tomistoma schlegelii
African Slender-snouted crocodile Mecistops cataphractus
American alligator Alligator mississippiensis
Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis
Cuvier’s dwarf caiman Paleosuchus palpebrosus
Schneider’s dwarf caiman or smooth-fronted caiman Paleosuchus trigonatus
Black caiman Melanosuchus niger
Spectacled caiman Caiman crocodilus
Yacaré caiman Caiman yacare
Broad-snouted caiman Caiman latirostris



Monitor lizards


Species Scientific name
Green tree monitor Varanus prasinus
Crocodile monitor Varanus salvadorii
Mertens’s water monitor Varanus mertensi
Water monitor Varanus salvator



Other animals


Species Scientific name
Northern caiman lizard Dracaena guianensis
Alligator snapping turtle Macrochelys temminckii
Hilaire’s side-necked turtle Phrynops hilarii
Yellow-bellied slider Trachemys scripta scripta
African spurred tortoise Geochelone sulcata

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