Crocodiles are true survivors - their natural history can be traced back over 200 millions years, all the way back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Despite their connection to the prehistoric past, they're more advanced than any other living reptile. They rely on learning rather than instinct, which makes them one of the most efficient and successful predators in the world today.

Crocodylia (which includes crocodiles, caimans, alligators and gharials) are amphibious reptiles, which means they spend a lot of their time in water around rivers, lakes and swamps in tropical areas. 

If you visit Monsoon Forest in the zoo you'll come face to face with our magnificent Sunda gharials - an extraordinary experience you won't forget in a hurry.