There's a rare turtle in Australia that was discovered in 1990, when Steve Irwin found it in a crocodile catching trip. It was named after him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irw…
Florida is the only place on earth where crocodiles and alligators coexist theriverofgrass.com/allig…
Today I learned of ArvΔ«ds BlΕ«mentāls, a rumored prototype for Crocodile Dundee and Latvian Baron who deserted the Waffen-SS for the Foreign Legion before relocating to Australia. He hunted 10,000 crocodiles with his bare hands and lived in a hillside dugout so bizarre it was used in Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. theawl.com/2017/03/the-he…
Crocodiles Balance Twigs on Their Heads to Lure Nest-Building Birds smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Steve Irwin did not know the plot of the Crocodile Hunter Movie until the film's premiere. He and his wife filmed the nature documentary segments and took them to the studio, who then wrote the rest of the movie around the footage and filmed their own scenes without the Irwins. ew.com/article/2002/07/10…
A crocodile can go without food for 3 years. They are very efficient at storing energy and can remain almost motionless for very long time periods. sawongam.com/others/10-in…
"larger crocodiles can go for over a year without eating a meal. In extreme situations, crocodiles appear to be able to shut down and live off their own tissue for a long period of time." pbs.org/wnet/nature/super…
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…
Giraffes sleep between 30 minutes and 2 hours per day often broken up into smaller sections. Because getting up from the ground takes them a little time, laying down makes them more vulnerable to predators such as crocodiles and lions. startsleeping.org/animal-…
The crocodile stunt in LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) was filmed with real crocodiles. Ross Kananga - the owner of a croc farm and whose Father had been eaten by a croc - performed the stunt and nailed it on the 5th take. youtube.com/watch?v=bM_AN…
Three Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native crocodiles and alligators in Florida. bbc.com/news/amp/36349031
Nile Crocodiles dig the deepest burrows of all known animals, up to 39 feet deep. nbcnews.com/science/weird…
Saltwater crocodiles sometimes venture into open ocean, can travel hundreds of kilometers in a matter of days using ocean currents, and can spend so long in the ocean that barnacles begin to grow on their scales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sal…
Today I learned of Saturn, the crocodile who survived WW2 in the inhospitable streets of Berlin after intense bombing, un dying recently at the ripe old age of 84. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
100 million years ago, the Sahara Desert was inhabited by galloping crocodiles. These crocodile relatives were nicknamed BoarCroc, DuckCroc, RatCroc, DogCroc and PancakeCroc. eartharchives.org/article…
The reason we have Crocodiles in the Americas is because they migrated across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa around 7 million years ago smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter, said the only animal he was uncomfortable working around were parrots scientificamerican.com/ar…
Crocodiles are the closest living relatives of the birds, sharing a common ancestor that lived around 240 million years ago and also gave rise to the dinosaurs. news.ucsc.edu/2014/12/cro…
The only place on Earth where both crocodiles and alligators live together is in the United States, in the Florida Everglades. evergladesholidaypark.com…
Rod Ansell was the inspiration for the character of Crocodile Dundee, after he famously survived for 56 days stranded in the bush in 1977, when his boat sank leaving him with no water and few supplies. In 1999, he was killed in a shootout by policemen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
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…
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…
Today I learned about Pataphysics, a β€œphilosophy” of science that β€œexamines imaginary phenomena that exist in a world beyond metaphysics”. The College of Pataphysics in Paris is permanently headed by Dr. Faustroll, a fictional character, and their Vice-Curator position was previously held by a crocodile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%27…
Today I learned of the Titanoboa,a snake more than 40 feet long and weighing more than a ton. It ate crocodiles smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
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 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…
Tyrannosaurus does not roar, they make booming growls, similar to crocodiles of today. cbc.ca/natureofthings/fea…
Otters hunt not only for fish and small animals, but also crocodiles and snakes api.nationalgeographic.co…
, Mekosuchus, a genus of fully terrestrial crocodiles survived until the last species, M. kalpokasi, went extinct approximately 3,000 years ago on the island of Γ‰fatΓ©, Vanuatu with the arrival of humans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mek…
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-…
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-…
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 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Freshwater snails kill more humans per year than do elephants, crocodiles, sharks, lions, wolves and hippos combined worldatlas.com/articles/t…
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…
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…
Crocodiles and alligators are more closely related to birds than they are to lizards or snakes. science.sciencemag.org/co…
Some crocodiles spend so much time at sea that they grow barnacles. herpetologynotes.seh-herp…
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…
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 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…
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…
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 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…
Steve Irwin would take on crocodiles and other dangerous animals, but the one animal he was afraid of were parrots. pensandpatron.com/lifesty…

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