Diet of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

  title={Diet of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana},
  author={Kevin M. Wallace and A. Leslie},
  • Kevin M. Wallace, A. Leslie
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Abstract The analysis of stomach contents can shed light on patterns of prey availability and foraging habits of a predator; however, recent studies have shown the potential bias in dietary studies resulting from differential digestion rates of various prey items. The stomachs of 286 Nile Crocodiles (17–166 cm snout–vent length) were lavaged over a two-year period. Taking prey residence times into account, the contents were examined for prey eaten within 24 h. Crocodylus niloticus has a similar… CONTINUE READING
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