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How Crocodiles Smell Rotting Carcasses from Miles Away

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Crocodiles are both hunters and scavengers, so an excellent sense of smell is vital. Theirs is so finely attuned they can detect a rotting carcass from four miles away.

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There is much more to the Nile crocodile than once believed. This is a highly advanced super predator, equipped with an array of highly specialized sensory organs that it deploys to detect, stalk, and target its prey. Journey inside this incredible hunter as we conduct a unique dissection to investigate its ancient anatomy. By breaking down its structure, our experts in crocodile behavior reveal the secrets behind this amazing African assassin.

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