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CLIP 6234

Crocodile - the best hunter in the water

Crocodile - the best hunter in the water
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Key Info
  • Crocodile - the best hunter in the water
  • Duration: 04:29
  • Which animal is the best hunter in the water? Animation explaining how crocodiles are good parents but are the most dangerous predators in water and swamps. Grandad Charlie, an elderly tortoise, tells his grandson Sam the story of a young crocodile and his friend Lizzie, a lizard, who live in the swamp. Lizzie's mum told Lizzie that adult crocodiles could eat a lizard in one gulp. Croc doubted this as his mum was gentle and made a nest for him before he was born. Croc insisted he'd never eat Lizzie. Croc's mum taught Croc how to hunt and to smell animals. Croc smelled Lizzie and nearly ate her while he was practising. He told her they couldn't be friends as he was growing up and becoming a hunter. Grandad Charlie explains crocodiles have a nice side and are good parents, but are also dangerous predators. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Living Things in their Environments: Adaptation

  • Keywords: crocodile, lizard, Darwin, tortoise, adaptation, survival, swamp, water, parent, care, hunt, predator, prey, Just So Darwin, animation, subtitled, feeding relationships
Ideas for use in class
  • Use as a stimulus resource to discuss predators and prey. Use as the basis for pupils' own research work into predators and prey. For an example of these animals in the natural world, see Clip 6560.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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