Gabon’s Abanda grottoes are located in northern Africa, a place that few people have heard of, but in 2008 scientists accidentally found an orange crocodile here. This makes Gabon abban Grottoes gradually into the public view.
Back in 2008, archaeologists came here to look for primitive relics or earlier mural porcelain. But when he came to this grotto, he suddenly felt a sense of ominy. When he looked carefully, there were many red eyes staring at him in the dark. At the height of the panic, archaeologists turned to local scientists. In order to explore the truth, scientists and an expedition entered the grottoes. So there was the amazing discovery mentioned at the beginning, the orange crocodile! Here’s the orange crocodile life! According to our rough calculation, there are more than 30 orange crocodiles in such a dark and narrow cave!
Among them, explorer Justin recalled: “before I could see their colors clearly, I thought it might be African dwarf crocodiles, because there are a lot of them in this area. But when I saw the color of the monster, my God, I was shocked! There are orange crocodiles in the world! I can’t believe my eyes. “
So why did the supposed gray African dwarf crocodile turn orange? What do they eat in the narrow and dark caves? With all sorts of doubts, the big guy made a survey of the grottoes environment.
It turns out that there are many bats in the grottoes. In the dark, crocodiles have developed special skills. They can capture bats accurately. In other words, these crocodiles can be seen clearly in the dark. Are they the so-called “nocturnal crocodiles”? As for its body color, scientists can’t get a definite answer, so with the joint efforts of all the people, they captured an orange crocodile for research. Some scientists speculate that it may be the faeces of bats. Crocodiles live in alkaline environment for a long time, so their body color has changed.
Coincidentally, in 2011, the Australian reptile conservation center also found a small crocodile suddenly turned orange. However, little crocodile’s behavior has not been affected, still lively and fierce. Under the careful care of the breeder, the crocodile soon returned to its normal color. Experts finally concluded: crocodile body color change is caused by algae and other plants in the water.
So why did the crocodile found in the grottoes turn orange? Are they a new species? You are welcome to comment on your views.