Crocodiles (subfamily Crocodylinae) or true crocodiles are large semi-aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Australia. Crocodylinae, all of whose members are considered true crocodiles, is classified as a biological subfamily. A broader sense of the term crocodile, Crocodylidae that includes Tomistoma, is not used in this article. The term crocodile here applies to only the species within the subfamily of Crocodylinae. The term is sometimes used even more loosely to include all extant members of the order Crocodilia, which includes the alligators and caimans (family Alligatoridae), the gharial and false gharial (family Gavialidae), and all other living and fossil Crocodylomorpha.

History with the Macy's Parade

A grimacing crocodile flew out of his habitat to join the Macy's Parade in 1948. This balloon stayed for three years until being retired in 1950. He returned for 1952, and made another appearance in 1953 (but only as a substitute for another balloon) before finally retiring for good that same year. The balloon hasn't been seen during this appearance and was disposed of, like all other 1950s balloons.

Incidents

  • In 1952, Crocodile's front right leg was punctured.

Defects

  • In 1949, Crocodile's tail was deflated.

Gallery

Gallery: Crocodile

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