Explore the complex history of crocodilians in the Museum's newest temporary exhibition, Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World. Get up close and personal with this infamous group of reptiles that has fascinated humanity across generations.
Crocs have flourished for more than 200 million years, and the once-diverse group included fascinating creatures like galloping land predators, pug-nosed herbivores, and fully aquatic dolphin-like hunters. All modern crocodilians, however, are built for life at the water's edge. These stealthy predators have rugged bodies, keen senses, and incredible strength. But they also lead intricate social lives, communicating croc-to-croc with sounds and body posture. They battle over territories, engage in lengthy courtship rituals, and provide their young with tender parental care.
Living crocodilians range from tiny forest dwellers to behemoths that eat wildebeests, buffaloes, and occasionally, people. In a human-dominated world, their future depends on our willingness to share space with these primal animals. Experience the world of crocodilians in this revealing exhibition with cutting-edge science, live animals, and interactive components that demonstrate why it's important to preserve these elegant predators.