Latest Crocodile Stories
An Australian zoo co-owner, 58-year-old Ian Jenkins, lost his thumb Sunday when he was feeding chicken to Macca, a hungry, 13-foot crocodile.
The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years.
When most people envision crocodiles, they think of them waddling on the ground or wading in water — not climbing trees. However, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns.
A new study has found that crocodiles sometimes use sticks and twigs to lure unsuspecting birds, particularly during nest-building season.
Ancient relatives of crocodiles had a wide range of habitats and ecosystems, with some species built like domestic dogs and others built for swimming through the open seas.
Modern reptiles are cold-blooded, and many researchers maintain dinosaurs were as well. However, new research suggests dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded like birds and mammals.
Crocodiles may look tough, but they can also be very sensitive -- particularly when it comes to detecting touch, temperature, or chemicals in their watery environment.
Approximately nine to five million years ago, a total of 14 crocodile species existed, with at least seven of these occupying the same area at the same time, according to a new study from an international team of researchers.
The ultra-sensitive nerves in the faces of crocodilians could help biologists understand how both modern and ancient animals interact with their environment.
Scientists recently announced that they found a partial skeleton, including a jawbone and teeth, that belongs to an ancient group of ocean-dwelling beasts called Tyrannoneustes lythrodectikos.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.