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There are 23 living species of crocodilian. These include crocodiles, alligators, and caimans. This family’s closest living relatives are birds, not other reptiles. Crocodilians can walk on four legs or swim using their strong tails. They can also walk on their tails. The American crocodile can swim up to 20 miles per hour.

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