The Whole Story: Crocodiles Video
Crocodiles
Next up...

Sign Up NowWatch the full video - and many others - now with your Gaiam TV subscription!

The Whole Story: Crocodiles (2000)

Episode 5
Only available in United States
50:01
0

Crocodiles are the world’s largest reptile. They look like a relic of the dinosaur days, and indeed their family is very ancient – one of the oldest on earth.

Most reptiles live permanently on land, but crocodiles divide their time between land and water. Though they’re the biggest of the reptiles, not all are large. OfAfrica’s three species, the West African dwarf crocodile rarely grows longer then two meters. The Nile crocodile is Africa’s largest and best-known – lay three tall men end-to-end and put the weight of fourteen together and you have the equivalent of a big Nile crocodile. Crocodiles can live to a hundred years. During that time, they never stop growing – they just keep getting bigger and bigger.

The crocodiles of Africa’s wild places have a great number of competitors and an even greater variety of prey. Over millions of years, these two factors have honed them into versatile, opportunistic hunters – master predators, old as the dinosaurs, a legacy of Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Ann Strimling, Garth Lucas
English

Episodes

Elephants Video
5
Episode 1 Elephants
Elephants (2000)
Episode 1
, 51 minutes
Elephants are not only the largest land mammals on Earth. They are also among the most endearing: an irresistible mix of intelligence, dexterity and shear power. With stunning visuals, the latest scientific research and rare ...
Only available in United States
Spiders Video
0
Episode 2 Spiders
Spiders (2000)
Episode 2
, 51 minutes
Whether small enough to fit the head of a pin, or large enough to fill a dinner plate, spiders are amazing animals.
Only available in United States
Lions Video
4
Episode 3 Lions
Lions (2000)
Episode 3
, 51 minutes
Lions are a universal emblem of courage – the super-charged hunting beasts admired for centuries for their strength and prowess. More than any other animal, lions symbolize Africa.
Only available in United States
Eagles Video
0
Episode 4 Eagles
Eagles (2000)
Episode 4
, 51 minutes
Bones like honeycomb, skull-filling eyes, wings the length of a piano, a neck that turns almost full circle, the keenest vision of all vertebrates. And built to kill. The eagles of Africa are impressive.
Only available in United States

People who watched this also watched

Be The First One To Comment

Login or sign upsign up to add a comment

More From Gaia

Password is case sensitive.
tags/GaiamTV-4.0.1.7