Crocodiles Costa Rica
Costa Rica Crocodiles breeding pond:
Turu Ba Ri Park is bordered on the north by The Great River of Tarcoles, which is the river with the most populous of crocodiles in the country. At this pond we have recreate the crocodile habitat and you will learn a lot about these reptiles. They are consider dinosaurs since they are believed to be 200 million years old whereas dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, they are an ancient lineage, and are believed to have changed little since the time of the dinosaurs. Crocodiles survived great extinction events and are similar to alligators and cayman; but not the same.
A crocodile is a specie belonging to the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). The term can also be used more loosely to include all members of the order Crocodilia: i.e. the true crocodiles, the alligators and caymans (family Alligatoridae) and the gharials (family Gavialidae), or even the Crocodylomorpha which includes prehistoric crocodile relatives and ancestors. Crocodiles are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water. They feed mostly on vertebrates like fish, reptiles, and mammals, sometimes on invertebrates like mollusks and crustaceans, depending on species.