Warning: Reptiles Overhead

A recent study showed the surprisingly common behavior in crocodiles and alligators to climb trees. These creatures don't even have special anatomic adaptations for gripping branches, but will climb high and out onto limbs.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Crocodiles can, and do, climb trees. 00:10

  2. Crocodiles climb trees to regulate their body temperatures. 00:47

  3. Crocodiles have been seen to climb a tree up to 32 feet. 01:02

Written by Curiosity Staff June 19, 2015

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