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It is the second largest extant reptile in the world, after the saltwater crocodile. They are opportunistic apex predators and a very aggressive species of crocodile capable of taking almost any animal within its range. Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The Nile crocodile is an ambush predator and can wait for hours, days and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack. They are quite agile predators and wait for the opportunity for the prey item to come close within the range of attack. They apply high levels of force for extended periods of time, a great advantage for holding down large prey underwater to drown. The Nile crocodile is one of the most dangerous species of crocodile and is responsible for hundreds of deaths of humans every year. It is a rather common species of crocodile and is not endangered.

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