Found mainly in Central America, South America, Africa, South Asia, and Australia, crocodiles live a semiaquatic lifestyle, preferring to live in or near freshwater habitats, although some prefer brackish or saltwater environments.
Their main habitats include rivers, lakes, and other wetland areas. Their diets vary widely but all are predators, preying on fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. They prefer a tropical temperature and are not very tolerant of cold climates.
Most crocodiles are ambush predators that lie in wait with most of their body hidden underwater, striking when an unsuspecting animal comes to the water’s edge to take a drink.