Alligators & Crocodiles
A tooth unearthed in Spain and dating to the Pliocene is the latest evidence of a crocodile ever found in Europe and supports the idea crocs crossed over from Africa about 6.2 million years ago.
A crocodile in Kenya's Mara River was filmed thrashing around with the corpse of a baby hippo in its jaws in unusual sighting. It is unclear if the crocodile killed the calf or if it snatched a stillborn.
A Chinook helicopter flying above a crocodile farm in Queensland appears to have set off a huge sexy frenzy, with the crocs mistaking the noise and vibrations as a signal it was time to make babies.
Crocodiles appeared to rescue a dog that had been chased into a river, and scientists said this unusual behavior could indicate empathy — but others are skeptical.
The enormous alligator was over 13 feet long and weighed 920 pounds — the second heaviest ever to be caught in Florida.
The gigantic animal measured 14 feet and 3 inches long, beating the previous record for the longest alligator caught by permitted hunters by more than 2 inches.
No one has measured Cassius since 2011, which is when the saltwater giant was awarded the Guinness World Record for the world's largest living crocodile in captivity.
Nile crocodiles seemed to respond more strongly to intense crying from human and ape infants, compared to calmer, quiet cries.
The ancient, 18-foot-long crocodile — the world's largest living in captivity — is healthy but occasionally displays signs of trauma from his troubled youth in the wild.
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