Alligators & Crocodiles
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Gigantic, 13-foot crocodile found with its head torn off on Australian beach
By Sascha Pare published
The beheading, which may have been motivated by a recent spate of crocodile attacks on humans, could spell trouble for the local ecosystem.
Watch a cannibal alligator chomp down on another gator in jaw-dropping video
By Rebecca Sohn published
An alligator was recently recorded on video while eating another alligator. But while such behavior might be gruesome, it's not unusual.
Crocodiles: Facts and photos of some of the toothiest reptiles
By Alina Bradford last updated
Crocodiles are large reptiles that belong to the order Crocodilia, which includes alligators, caimans and gharials.
Colossal 300-pound alligator gar caught (and released) in Texas bayou
By Joanna Thompson published
A conservation educator caught a record-breaking alligator gar in a bayou near Houston.
Indonesian crocodile finally freed from motorbike tire stuck around its neck for 6 years
By Harry Baker published
A crocodile in Indonesia has finally been freed from a motorbike tire that had been stuck around its neck for at least 6 years after a local man caught it in a handmade trap.
Jurassic crocodile relative could breathe easily while drowning its prey
By Mindy Weisberger published
The modern crocodile can breathe while most of its head is submerged because of specialized airway adaptations, which scientists can now trace to the Jurassic period.
How are alligators and crocodiles different?
By Scott Dutfield published
Discover what separates alligators and crocodiles and how you can tell them apart.
Human remains found inside 500-pound alligator. How common are alligator attacks?
By Yasemin Saplakoglu published
An enormous alligator is suspected of killing a man in Louisiana, according to news reports.
Eerie albino alligator babies hatched at Florida animal park
By Stephanie Pappas published
Two rare albino alligators have hatched at a Florida safari park.
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