Love 'em or hate 'em, most people have strong feelings about reptiles. African reptiles rank among the world's most spectacular. The tropical climate and abundance of prey favor large crocodiles, an abundance of snakes and high species diversity of lizards. The following pages show a selection of Africa reptiles, and introduce you to reptiles' general characteristics such as scaly skin and low stance. Be sure to follow the links to learn more about the species' natural history.