These Are The Largest Reptiles Still Living in the U.S.

Saltwater Crocodile 

The largest living reptile, known for its ability to travel between areas separated by sea, using currents to conserve energy.

Nile Crocodile

Africa and Madagascar's largest freshwater predator, often seen in groups sharing basking spots and food sources.

Orinoco Crocodile 

Critically endangered, primarily found in the Orinoco Basin, with distinctive coloration aiding camouflage.

Black Caiman

The largest predator in the Amazon Basin, with remarkable strength to take down diverse prey.

American Crocodile 

Thriving in saltwater habitats, it distinguishes itself from alligators by its sensitivity to cold temperatures.

Leatherback Sea Turtle

The largest turtle, renowned for deep dives and fast swimming, sacrificing a hard shell for flexibility.

Gharial (Gavial)

Recognizable by its long, narrow snout, the Gharial is highly aquatic with specialized adaptations for fish hunting.