Latest Crocodile Stories
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.
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Crocodiles and alligators are well-known for being cold-blooded and having thick skin, but new research from a pair of Vanderbilt University scientists has shown that the ancient reptiles can be quite sensitive.
East African giant crocodiles that lived between two and four million years ago were large enough to swallow an entire human, according to a new study led by University of Iowa researchers.
Borneo wildlife officials are pushing to have the country's saltwater crocodiles removed from a list of endangered animals, saying that the reptile's numbers have strongly recovered in the last few years.
A 60-million-year-old relative of crocodiles described this week by University of Florida researchers in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology was likely a food source for Titanoboa, the largest snake the world has ever known.
An unprecedented operation has failed to save the life of an American crocodile that was hit by a car three months ago in the Florida Keys. The crocodile, nicknamed RoboCroc after a veterinarian attached four metal rods to his skull, was found dead Thursday morning at MetroZoo in Miami, The Miami Herald reported Saturday.
Florida wildlife researchers are taping magnets to the heads of crocodiles removed from residential areas to try to keep the crocs from returning. They want to see if the magnets, removed just before the crocodiles are released into the wild, will help short-circuit homing instincts that allow the reptiles to follow the earth's magnetic fields right back to the suburbs in which they were trapped, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Lindsey Hord, a biologist with the Florida Fish &...
An Australian man said he and his wife got a major surprise when they found a crocodile taking up residence in their backyard pool. Steve Sanderson said immediately after his wife, Karen, jumped into their saltwater pool this week, he noticed a crocodile hanging out at the pool's bottom, the Northern Territory News said in its Wednesday edition. "He was obviously a croc -- you could see his teeth hanging out the side of his mouth when he had it shut,'' Sanderson said. Sanderson said his wife...
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