Do crocodiles exist in Kerala? Mugger crocodiles may be found in Kerala. They are not normally violent and have not been known to assault people. Neyyar, about 55 miles south of the Backwaters, has a crocodile rehabilitation and research center. Crocodiles that are no longer useful for research or rehabilitation are released back into the wild here.
Crocs are cold-blooded reptiles that belong to the family Crocodylia. There are two species of crocodile that can be found in India: the Indian crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) and the Malaysian mugger (C. borneoensis). Although these two species appear similar, they differ in certain details of their anatomy and behavior. For example, the Indian croc is found in brackish water while the mugger only inhabits freshwater.
In Kerala, there are three main regions where crocodiles are likely to be found: the Western Ghats, the Malabar Coast, and the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The Western Ghats run along the coast of Kerala from north to south and reach a height of about 1,500 feet (460 m). This mountain range is made up of several smaller hills and ridges with deep valleys between them. It provides a habitat for many different types of plants and animals including crocodiles.
There is no proof that crocodiles exist in Kerala's Backwaters. There have been no reports of crocodile attacks on people in the vicinity. However, it is best to avoid swimming alone in remote areas if you can help it.
Crocodiles are found in almost all parts of the world where there is water pollution. They use their powerful jaws and teeth to consume animals that fall into rivers or lakes. Crocodiles are responsible for about 1 in 10,000 deaths by drowning. People who are not aware of their presence can easily be surprised when they catch a glimpse of one gliding through the waters!
In India, crocodiles are found only in the Sundarbans mangroves, which are part of Bangladesh. The Cauvery River flows through Tamil Nadu state, but it is actually a branch of the Palk Strait which separates India from Sri Lanka. It is here that alligators and crocodiles were first discovered by Europeans in the 16th century. At that time, they were called "gavials" because of their resemblance to modern-day gharials!
Since then, scientists have identified several species of crocodile in India including the Indian crocodile, Nile crocodile, American alligator, and saltwater crocodile.
The majority of Goa's crocodiles dwell in a tiny town named Cambarjua. Some stray crocodiles have been spotted in Chorao, Tivim, and Quepem. Crocodiles found in Goa are Mugger species, although they have evolved to thrive in the salty waters of the Cambarjua canal. There have been reports of crocs attacking humans in Goa, but these cases are rare.
Crocodiles are reptiles capable of breathing air through their skin. They lack a true heart and so must continuously pump blood around their bodies to keep it flowing to all parts of their body. This means that they need regular opportunities to move about in order to stay alive. In fact, during hibernation or estivation (when adult crocodiles retreat into shallow water and will eat nothing food) they will remain in one place for many months at a time until conditions improve or someone disturbs them.
There are three main species of crocodile in Goa: the Indian Crocodylus porosus, the Chinese Crocodylus palustris, and the American Crocodylus acutus. It is the first two species that can be found in Cambarjua. The Indian Crocodylus porosus is the most widespread species in Asia where it is known as the Malay Crocodylus macroporus. It can be found from the Indian Ocean to Australia and New Guinea.
Although it favours freshwater sources like as swamps, marshes, rivers, and lakes, it is occasionally seen in brackish waters near the Atlantic coast. The Mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) is indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, where it dwells in freshwater bodies such as lakes and rivers. Its range extends from India through Bangladesh to Myanmar.
In addition to its native region, the mugger crocodile has been introduced to other parts of the world, including Africa, Australia, and America. In Africa, it was introduced for sport fishing and farming purposes. In Australia, they are used for crocodile wrestling matches because of their aggressive nature. In North America, farmers use them for their meat because they are efficient predators that will eat almost any animal small enough to fit in their mouth.
The mugger crocodile can grow to a length of 10 feet and weigh over 400 pounds. They usually inhabit tropical climates with warm winters. Generally, if it is not able to find what it wants to eat in its native habitat, then it will move to more suitable surroundings. Crocodiles are ectotherms (they need heat from the sun or earth to regulate their body temperatures). So if the climate where they live changes too much, then they will look for new places to go.
There are several species of crocodilians in the world. Of these, the mugger crocodile is the most widespread and common.