An average silver back can deadlift 1800 lb and their grip can crush a crocodile's skull | They are 4 to 9 times stronger than an average human male. animalwised.com/how-stron…
The only place on Earth where both crocodiles and alligators live together is in the United States, in the Florida Everglades. evergladesholidaypark.com…
The nile crocodile and similar species, unlike other animals known to be "man-eaters", are one of the few predators that see humans as actual reliable food and it will attack to predate unprovoked or when they see the opportunity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Crocodiles show high cognitive behavior despite the fact they are reptiles and being very ancient species. They can lay traps, cooperate in hunting and even play with other crocs. The very dangerous nature of studying them has made their behavior studies relatively young and incomplete. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Today I learned about a crocodile which lives in the pond surrounding a Hindu temple in India, which eats vegetarian food (sweetened rice) served by the temple priests and devotees, and wanders around the temple at night. indianexpress.com/article…
Because of some changes in classifications along time, crocodiles belong to a taxonomic clade named Pseudosuchia, which means "false crocodiles" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
In Ancient Rome, Ovid recommended that women use crocodile dung as a skin whitener. youtube.com/watch?v=Cm-2V…
Today I learned about a Documentary called Kadoma. In which 2 American Pro Kayakers and their South African guide attempt the first descent of the Lukuga River in The Democratic Republic of Congo.While filming, the guide was snatched out of his Kayak by a 15fT crocodile and never seen again. mountainfilm.org/media/ka…
Today I learned about Hillary and Castro, a pair of Cuban Crocodiles that belonged to Fidel Castro, then a cosmonaut, then the Moscow zoo, then a Swedish aquarium, where they attacked someone during a crawfish party in 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cub…
Today I learned about Cahill’s Crossing, a concrete causeway used by locals and tourists in northern Australia which regularly washes cars into the river and is surrounded by dozens of crocodiles. news.com.au/technology/sc…
Some animals like Crocodiles, alligators and a few tortoises and turtles do not age physically, and can not die of physical old age. They die of deceases, accidents, predators, and other causes. awesci.com/crocodiles-do-…
Some crocodiles spend so much time at sea that they grow barnacles. herpetologynotes.seh-herp…
Today I learned about Gustave, an 18 foot, 2,000 lb man-eating Crocodile that is rumored to have eaten over 300 humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
An 11-yr-old girl in Zimbabwe rescued her 9-yr-old friend from a crocodile. Rebecca Munkombwe saw her friend being pulled under when swimming in a stream; she swam over, jumped on top of the croc & poked its eyes till it released its grip on her friend's leg. The 9-yr-old got only mild injuries. sundaynews.co.zw/girl-11-…
Crocodiles are homodonts i.e. each of their ~80 teeth is of the same type and they can get replaced upto 50 times over a lifespan of 35-70 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
A species of rare freshwater turtle, classified Elseya irwini was discovered by and later named after Steve Irwin and his father Bob Irwin while on a 1990 crocodile hunting trip. youtu.be/wRdnNN1N-zA
Today I learned about the Pakasuchus Kapilimai, a crocodile-like creature from the Cretaceous period that had long legs and mammal-like teeth. Also referred to as the Cat Crocodile. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Crocodiles and alligators are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards or snakes. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Freshwater snails kill more humans per year than do elephants, crocodiles, sharks, lions, wolves and hippos combined worldatlas.com/articles/t…
In 2006 three men tried to steal a koala from a Queensland, Australia zoo. They gave up after the koala β€œscratched the shit out of them”, so they stole a crocodile instead. smh.com.au/national/crank…
The inspiration behind Crocodile Dundee, Rod Ansell, suffered a psychotic break due to amphetamines and went on a rampage, injuring two people and killing a policeman before being shot dead himself theguardian.com/world/199…
Crocodiles can replace about 3000 teeth in their lifetime. Their teeth are hollow inside so the new one can grow inside the old ones and quickly replace them en.wikiversity.org/wiki/C…
In 2016 two alligators were found guarding €500,000 worth of crystal meth, €300,000 in cash, and several firearms in Amsterdam. The owner of the crocodiles was following the law and had the appropriate permits for the animals. dutchnews.nl/news/2016/02…
The mugger crocodile has been observed balancing sticks on its head to lure in birds searching for sticks for their nests. This is the first known example of tool use in a reptile. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned of the Battle of Ramree Island in which the Allies launched an attack to retake Ramree and its neighbour Cheduba Island. There were reports of Japanese soldiers being eaten by saltwater crocodiles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
Evidence for social hunting in Raptor Dinosaurs is basically nonexistent. Scientists believe they behaved closer to crocodiles rather than wolves as is widely accepted. sci-news.com/paleontology…
Crocodiles do not have sweat glands and release heat through their mouths. They often sleep with their mouths open and may pant like a dog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Adult Nile Crocodiles only require 600-1000 kcal per day, less than half the daily calorie requirements of an adult human sciencedirect.com/topics/…
Juvenile crocodiles can climb trees pbs.org/newshour/science/…
Today I learned about Gustave the Crocodile. Estimated to be over eighteen feet long, and weighing more than a ton, Gustave allegedly killed over 300 people. It has bullet scars from failed attempts on its life. It's so large that it's forced to attack larger prey. It's still on the loose, and is still growing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gus…
The Dryas julia butterfly of Costa Rica drinks crocodile tears for the salt and protein content. sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
In 1945 Myanmar, 900 Imperial Japanese soldiers crossed through 10 miles of mangrove swamps that contained saltwater crocodiles in an attempted retreat from the Royal Navy. Less than 500 Japanese soldiers are known to have reached the end of those swamps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
Prior to Steve Irwin's death - he designed and funded a study which discovered that crocodiles can "surf" long distances across the ocean. One of the crocodiles in this study surfed 366 miles within 25 days. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Crocodiles but not alligators are capable of skin color change nature.com/articles/s4159…
Today I learned of the Kaningara tribe of Papua New Guinea, who used to use bamboo knives to cut the flesh of boys and young men, to fill them with the power of the crocodile spirit. bbc.com/news/stories-4529…
Gustave the crocodile that allegedly killed 300 people has been killed travelafricamag.com/beati…
Today I learned about a tigress Machli who killed a 4.26 meters (14 feet) crocodile. ranthamborenationalpark.c…
Steve Irwin would take on crocodiles and other dangerous animals, but the one animal he was afraid of were parrots. pensandpatron.com/lifesty…
Despite the fact they lack the physical adaptations of a climber, crocodiles can climb trees and do it regularly, a new study in Herpetology Notes finds. After studying five crocodilian species on Africa, Australia and North America, they found that the reptiles can climb as high as 6 feet! sciencemag.org/news/2014/…
Crocodile Dundee was inspired by Ron Ansell, an Australian buffalo hunter & crocodile poacher. He sued Paul Hogan for profits of the films, but lost & was bitter about it for the rest of his life. He was killed in a police shootout on 8/3/99. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
The Florida Everglades is the only environment on earth in which Alligators and Crocodiles coexist evergladesholidaypark.com…
Crocodiles are the ultimate survivors. Having arisen some 200 million years ago, they have outlived the dinosaurs by some 65 million years. Even humans, the most fearsome predators ever to stalk the Earth, have failed to force into extinction any of the 23 species of crocodilians. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article…
Their is a 110-acre alligator and crocodile themed Park in Florida called Gatorland. The park features thousands of alligators and crocodiles, a breeding marsh where it was used for filming the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and known for buying and rescuing nuisance alligators. gatorland.com/
Teddy Roosevelt and his son killed 512+ animals on a safari, the menagerie included: 17 lions, 3 leopards, 7 cheetahs, 9 hyenas, 11 elephants, 20 rhino, 29 zebras, 27 gazelles, 9 giraffes, 4 flamingos, 8 hippopotami, 2 ostriches, 4 crocodiles, 4 pythons, 2 vultures, and a pelican. vox.com/2015/7/29/9067587…
Ninety-nine per cent of crocodile offspring are eaten in the first year after birth, by large fish, herons, monitor lizards and adult crocodiles. telegraph.co.uk/news/eart…
A crocodile named Sweetheart was a 5.1 metre male saltwater crocodile responsible for a series of attacks on boats in Australia between 1974 and 1979. In July 1979, Sweetheart was finally caught alive by a team from the Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission, but drowned while being transported en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swe…
In 1945 British troops invaded a Japanese island. The 1,000 Japanese troops stationed there made a tactical retreat into a crocodile infested swamp and only half escaped alive. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Crocodiles can jump vertically. The propelling of their tail is strong enough to launch their whole body out of the water. earthtouchnews.com/natura…
Flying foxes collect drinking water by dunking their chests into a river/lake mid-flight, which looks a little like skipping a stone, to later lick it off. Sometimes, they get eaten by crocodiles waiting for them. youtube.com/watch?v=wi30w…

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