African dwarf crocodile
Just 5 feet long, the African dwarf crocodile is is one of the smallest crocodile species. Rain forests, swamps, and slow-moving rivers of West Africa give it the perfect habitat. This croc looks for food at night and eats mostly small animals like crabs, snails, frogs, and fish.
In a tree?
African dwarf crocodiles spend most of the day in the water, but if the sun shines, they may slide up onto a log to soak up the sunshine. These crocs can also climb, and they sometimes hang out in the lower branches of trees!
African dwarf crocodiles are great mothers. After mating, a female lays her eggs in a mound of leaves, to keep them warm. She guards her nest until the eggs hatch, and then watches over her babies.