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Robert Ball

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Robbie developed a passion for the African bush from many visits to his family’s small holding in a greater conservancy just outside Johannesburg. Living in the big city his whole life, he always found refuge in the outdoors and has grown to appreciate ...

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on How many sets of teeth do Crocodiles have? Crocodile Teeth – All you need to know

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Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Thanks for the very interesting article on crocodiles, Robbie. Though I must say that crocodiles are the animals I am not particularly fond of. But still they are indeed fascinating creatures and it is amazing that they have been more or less the same for about 85 million years. Totally exciting, these animals.

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Robbie, thanks for the information about the crocodiles teeth. They are scary creatures.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Master Tracker

Robert, Thanks for the in-depth explanation! They are truly amazing creatures!

Jan Hildreth
Explorer

Robbie was the wonderful Ranger for my daughter and me when we were at Varty Camp in November, 2023. He had a vast knowledge of the animals we were lucky enough to see and kept us constantly in awe of his commitment to the balance of nature in this glorious environment. He and our Tracker, Trevor, made the experience beyond fantastic!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Interesting article and good tips on differentiating between a crocodile and an alligator. The photos are fantastic!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Master Tracker

Crocodylus niloticus are truly prehistoric looking and genuinely frightening. But I’m fascinated with those eyes and the amazingly detailed scales. Nice job, Rob!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Super fascinating post Robert! Crocs have always held a unique place in my imagination. Like sharks, I’m guessing it’s their truly prehistoric nature, as well as their sheer power and presence!

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

That’s interesting – no wonder they have evolved and survived for so long

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