6 modern reptiles that look like dinosaurs

These dino-like creatures will make you think you’ve taken a trip to 'Jurassic World.'

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The deadly Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus)

Nicknamed "living fossils," saltwater crocodiles have largely remained unchanged for more than 100 million years. The largest of all reptiles, they reach lengths over 23 feet and weigh in at more than 2,200 pounds. Each massive head (an adult male crocodile's can weigh 440 pounds alone) features 64-68 teeth, with some more than 3.5 inches long. Naturally, crocodiles have a tendency to eat whatever they can surprise – with everything from birds to kangaroos, turtles, small sharks and yes, humans, on the menu.

Despite its name, saltwater crocodiles can thrive in brackish waters along the coastline, and have also been known to frequent freshwater rivers and streams in search of prey. Populations worldwide are estimated at between 200,000 and 300,000.


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