The Nile Crocodile is native to most water habitats in much
of central, eastern and southern Africa, including
Madagascar and part of West Africa where it appears to
overlap with the West African Crocodile, Crocodylus
suchus. Both these crocodiles are present in some
countries, such as D.R. Congo and Uganda.
Considered one of the most aggressive and dangerous
predators, including to man, the Nile Crocodile has one of
the most powerful sustained bites in the animal kingdom,
allowing it to drown much larger prey such as a wildebeest.
Large males can grow up to nearly 6 metres (20 ft) long.
Its lifespan can be in excess of 70 years.