What it looks like: African dwarf crocodiles are black on both their back and sides, while their stomach is yellow with dark patches. Their neck, back and tails are heavily armoured in order to protect them from predators.
• They grow to around 1.5m in length, opposed to larger species of crocodile with grow up to 5m in length.
• African dwarf crocodiles are mainly nocturnal.
What they eat: Fish and crustaceans.
Habitat: Tropical lowlands.
Where they live: Sub-saharan West African and West Central Africa.