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After a crocodile captures its prey, it drowns them in the water by using a unique maneuver called a “death roll”. This is what you see these animals doing when they are basically rolling in the water with the prey in its mouth.
Crocodilians have been seen to swallow stones, which are thought to aid in digestion and to help in controlling buoyancy.

In 1807 Georges Cuvier, who was a French zoologist, was the originator for the name Crocodylus acutus.
Because these animals are not cold blooded, if the temperature drops below 15°C (60°F) there is a good possibility they could die.
Even though these organisms possess 24 teeth on each of their jaws, they cannot chew food very well as the teeth are made specifically for tearing and grabbing.Nile Crocodile

The Nile crocodile is known to be the most aggressive member of the crocodile species.
Crocodilian hearts and brains are more advanced than any other reptile.
Crocodiles have an extremely efficient metabolism that allows them to survive long periods of time without eating.

The largest crocodile ever believed to be captured alive was 21 feet long and weighed 2,369 pounds. This incredible animal was captured in the Philippines.

The pressure of a crocodiles bite is 5,000 pounds per square inch. In comparison, a great white sharks bite is only 800 psi and an alligator bite is 2,000 psi.

Although I may be a wise college student, I was not smart enough to come up with all of this information on my own.  References