The Nile crocodile is Africa's largest, and most widely distributed, crocodile. In South Sudan, the Nile river slows and spreads out transforming into a huge wetland - the Sudd (Arabic for barrier). Here, valiant crocodile mothers try to defend their nest against hungry predators. Africa's largest crocodilian can reach a maximum size of about 20 feet and can weigh up to 1,650 pounds. Average sizes, though, are more in the range of 16 feet and 500 pounds. The Nile crocodile’s bite force is several times that of a lion. © 1996-2015 National Geographic Society, © 2015- "The Nile Crocodile" rebroadcasts a segment on the man-eating Nile crocodile that is both graceful and dangerous. Here they create a mobile water garden of papyrus reeds, home to one of the world's strangest birds- a shoebill stork. Many people are impressed with the coloring of the Nile Crocodile which is an olive green. Brad Bestelink, Cinematographer: Savage Kingdom. What areas do they inhabit? They have a body length between 3.5 and 6 m (11 - 20 ft) and they weigh between 225 and 500 kgs (500 - 1,100 lbs). From the exotic city of Cairo, to the glories of ancient Egypt, breathtaking photography reveals the extent of the Nile's power to transport water from one part of world and deliver it to another, building and supporting life. There, a bunch of child supervisors are promoting the famous 'Nile rout'. Documentary series which aims to do the unthinkable - see if people can swim with Nile crocodiles. Filmed for the first time using the latest camera-trap technology, cameras reveal strange goings-on at the abandoned country home of infamous and exiled dictator, Idi Amin. Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photo Ark, A nile crocodile photographed at Saint Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/n/nile-crocodile.html. Documentary appearances. The Nile crocodile’s bite force has been recorded to be an incredible 22,000 newtons, making the Lion’s bone-crushing 4,450 newton bite seem more like a nibble. Indeed, they’re the heaviest reptiles on the planet today, reaching up to 1,200 kg (2,645 lb) – around the same as two MINI cars, or two-thirds of a black London taxi! They live throughout sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Basin, and Madagascar in rivers, freshwater marshes, and mangrove swamps. Holmes, Julian Boulle. "Help Wanted" rebroadcasts an examination of the Year Up program that helps disadvantaged youths. The next stage of the Nile's great journey are the wild Savannah lands of Uganda and the awesome spectacle of one the world's most powerful waterfalls, Murchison Falls. Firm numbers are sketchy, but estimates are that up to 200 people may die each year in the jaws of a Nile croc. The Nile crocodile is the second-largest reptile in the world after the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). The vast lake has only a single exit channel of ferocious white water - the aptly named White Nile. Watch as cunning Nile monitor lizards try to outwit an increasingly desperate Nile crocodile mother who faces a terrible dilemma. Though beautiful, clumps of reeds break up and float around creating a challenging environment for would-be fishermen. There are also plenty of spots on it that are dark black in color. Gustave’s legend was fully cemented when he became the basis for the 2007 horror film Primeval, and he has captured the imagination ever since. Where most reptiles lay their eggs and move on, mother and father Nile crocs ferociously guard their nests until the eggs hatch, and they will often roll the eggs gently in their mouths to help hatching babies emerge. To 200 people may die each year in the world after the saltwater crocodile ( Crocodylus ). Local heroine, Amina Tayona ( a mum from a nearby village ) is a lifeline for wildlife cultures. 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