Crocodiles: The Last Dragon
The crocodile appeared on Earth eighty million years ago. They lived alongside and hunted the big dinosaurs. What allowed them to outlast so many of their contemporaries and survive to our day? The answer lies in the extraordinary combination of adaptations found in the crocodile?s body. Despite their primitive appearance, they are animals that are highly specialized for their way of life. In fact, although they are reptiles, their anatomy and behaviour link them more closely to birds than to lizards. They are the largest river predators, and yet, of the 12 species living today, only two can be considered man-eaters: the saltwater crocodile and the Nile crocodile. This documentary explores how many species of crocodile live and the key to their amazing evolutionary success.