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2006-08-18 01:59:39

CANBERRA (Reuters) - When is a fish not a fish? When it is a giant killer reptile with four legs and sharp teeth. Politicians in Australia have been pondering the meaning of "fish" and have passed new laws making it clear crocodiles should be fish too.

2006-07-26 08:10:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African police and wildlife officials are hunting for at least two crocodiles south of Johannesburg after several sightings. Wild crocodiles are not found naturally in the region, leading to speculation that the reptiles have escaped from farms or zoos.

2006-07-09 00:23:52

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An eight-year-old aboriginal girl was feared killed in a crocodile attack as she collected water from a river in Australia's remote Arnhem Land region, police said on Sunday.

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2006-03-24 06:45:00

Since Cyclone Larry hit early Monday, Joey the wallaby hasn't been seen. And the whereabouts of nearly 50 other kangaroos and related species at Margaret Tabone's crocodile farm are unknown.

2006-02-28 03:55:00

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian grandmother who saved a friend from the jaws of a crocodile by jumping on the giant reptile's back has been awarded Australia's highest civilian bravery award.

2005-11-10 14:56:37

By Kevin Gray BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - A bizarre marine crocodile that lived 135 million years ago in what is now Argentina had the head of a dinosaur and the tail of a fish, paleontologists said on Thursday.

2005-09-28 08:10:00

When high costs and low prices drained income from her family's dairy farm, Nina Collard made a snappy decision.

2005-08-25 01:39:18

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese wildlife farm has set up a hotline for people to report sightings of 13 runaway crocodiles who are likely to suffer as the weather cools, state media said on Thursday.

2005-08-23 11:25:11

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A saltwater crocodile named Sputnik is being tracked by satellite in the remote heart of Australia in a bid to learn more about the deadly creatures.

2005-08-22 21:53:39

CANBERRA (Reuters) - A saltwater crocodile named Sputnik is being tracked by satellite in the remote heart of Australia in a bid to learn more about the deadly creatures.


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2008-08-07 11:00:42

The Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius), is a wading bird and the only member of the genus Pluvianus. The Egyptian Plover is a localized resident in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. It breeds on sandbars in large rivers. Egyptian Plover is a striking and clearly identifiable species. The 7.5 to 8.25 inch long adult has a black crown, back, eye-mask and breast band. The rest of the head is white. The remaining upper plumage is blue-gray, and the underparts are orange. The longish legs are...

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2007-01-23 15:41:29

The Cuban Crocodile, Crocodylus rhombifer, is found only in Cuba's Zapata Swamp and the Isle of Youth, and highly endangered, though it formerly ranged throughout the Caribbean. This croc appears to favor freshwater habitat such as swamps, marshes, and rivers. This species has numerous interesting characteristics that set it apart from other crocodiles, such as its brighter adult colors, rougher, more pebbled scales, and long, strong legs. It is also the most terrestrial of crocodiles,...

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2007-01-23 15:40:11

The Saltwater or Estuarine Crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, is the largest of all existing reptiles. It is found in suitable habitat throughout Southeast Asia and northern Australasia. These are known as "˜salties' in the Northern territory of Australia. They generally spend the tropical wet season in freshwater swamps and rivers, moving downstream to estuaries in the dry season, and sometimes far out to sea. Adult male saltwater crocs typically grow to an average of 16 feet long and weigh...

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2007-01-23 15:37:33

The Mugger Crocodile, Crocodylus palustris, also called the Iranian, Marsh, or Persian Crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and the surrounding countries. These countries include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Iran. Mainly a freshwater species, the Mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. The Mugger Crocodile is also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and...

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2007-01-23 15:35:29

The Nile Crocodile is one of the three species of crocodile found in Africa, and the second largest species of crocodile. Its range covers most of Africa south of the Sahara and the island of Madagascar. The preferred habitat of Nile crocodiles is along rivers, in freshwater marshes, or along lakes. In some cases they thrive in more brackish water, along estuaries of mangrove swamps. Like all crocodiles, they are quadrupeds with four short, splayed legs; long, powerful tails; a scaly hide...

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