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Cave crocodile



  • Underground Caverns (wet)
  • Underground Depth: 1-2
Pet Attributes
Pet value 750

Cannot be trained

Exotic - cannot be tamed 

Birth: 70 cm3
Mid: 300,000 cm3
Max: 600,000 cm3

Adult at: 3
Max age: 60-100
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier x4)

Food items

Meat 18-40
Fat 17-29
Brain 1
Heart 1
Lungs 2
Intestines 2
Liver 1
Kidneys 1
Tripe 1
Sweetbread 1
Eyes 2
Spleen 1

Raw materials

Bones 21-33
Skull 1
Skin Scales
This article is about an older version of DF.
A huge, predatory reptile with pale, colorless scales and red eyes. It lives in caves and ambushes its prey.
Crocodiles prefer hiding in caverns and out of sight. Except when they instead decide to go on a rampage through your fortress, then they prefer tearing dwarves apart.

Cave crocodiles are the bane of fisher dwarves. Lurking in pools in caverns close to the surface of the world, these animals are predators capable of smashing down wooden buildings.

Because they are often in the first set of caverns, cave crocodiles are one of the first major threats a fledgling fort faces. Plan accordingly, with either a decent military or a good trap line.

Capturing or killing cave crocodiles is highly rewarding. These animals have a tremendous value as pets, and body parts gained at the butcher's shop are worth four times as much of those of domestic animals. However, they cannot be tamed and bred until the dungeon master arrives. Once the dungeon master does arrive, cave crocodiles are one of the most prolific egg-laying animals, making them an ideal choice for egg production.

Cave crocodiles will occasionally show up as mounts for goblin siegers. They act both as powerful warriors against your military and as powerful battering rams for breaking down any wooden buildings you may have. See the building destroyer article for more information on how to prepare for this.