Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Nature Notes: Chinese Crocodile Lizard

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Chinese Crocodile Lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) are native to a few small parts of China and Vietnam. They absolutely love water and spend much of their time in the water or in vegetation close to water. They feed on insects and other invertebrates and hunt for prey both in the water and on land.

There are less than 1000 individuals left in the wild (about 800 in 2008).

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Nature Notes is hosted by Michelle over at Rambling Woods

Photos were taken at Leipzig Zoo.

Source:
Wikipedia, German and English

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