Taken at Zurich Zoo. Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis)
‘Wikipedia’: The Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) is a crocodile found only in the Philippines. It is also known as the Mindoro crocodile and the Philippine freshwater crocodile.
The Philippine crocodile is a relatively small freshwater crocodilian endemic to the Philippines. Growing no more than 3 meters, they have a relatively broad snout and thick bony plates on its back(heavy dorsal armor). Females are slightly smaller than males. Philippine crocodiles are golden-brown in color, which darkens as it matures.

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  • swaby
    swabyover 4 years ago

    Wow, love this Mamba! I have to say it does look like a smile! But is it?

    Man you do awesome images, fantastic!

    Good to see you too!

  • Many thanks again swaby. You are right, it’s more of a grin.

    – mamba

  • Karen  Moore
    Karen Mooreover 4 years ago

    Wow this is fantastic!! Look at those teeth !

  • Thanks very much Karen. These ones seem to have cleaner teeth than the African Nile Crocs that I usually capture.

    – mamba

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 4 years ago

    A smile only a mother could love.
    Wonderful photo!

  • Many thanks E.R.Bazor

    – mamba

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosover 4 years ago

    Yikes!! Thats just fabulous!

  • Thanks very much BigCatPhotos.

    – mamba

  • Dania Reichmuth
    Dania Reichmuthover 4 years ago

    Superb Mamba, beautiful colors, great composition….congrats for this great image!!!! Cheers:)

  • mamba
    mambaover 4 years ago

    Hi Dania. Thanks muchly for your comment.

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