10 of the largest animals on Earth • Earth.com

Last update: August 20th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Saltwater Crocodile

The SALTWATER CROCODILE is the heaviest of the living reptiles.  The saltwater crocodile’s average weight is 990 lbs (450 kg) and their average length is 14.8 feet (4.5 meters). The largest on record was 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg) and 23 feet (7 meters) long. The “saltie” is a hypercarnivorous apex predator, able to take down almost any other animal–including other apex predators. One of the most dangerous animals on earth, the saltwater crocodile prevails by ambushing its prey, drowning it, and then swallowing it whole.

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