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  • Ancient Giant Croc-like Creature Had Serrated Teeth Like T. Rex
    An ancient giant crocodile-like creature from Madagascar had serrated teeth like T. rex. It lived in Madagascar around 170 million years ago. (July 4, 2017)

  • Tiny Ancient Crocodile Relative Had Mammal-Like Teeth
    Scientists have discovered the fossil of an ancient crocodile relative that had mammal-like teeth. (October 13, 2016)

    Nile Crocodiles Are Florida's Newest Invasive Species
    Florida can add another invasive species to its list: the nile crocodile. The man-eaters can grow to 18 feet long. (May 22, 2016)

    Study Finds Crocodiles Can Sleep With One Eye Open
    A new study has found that crocodiles slee p with one eye open like birds and some aquatic mammals. (October 22, 2015)

    Numerous Species of Crocs Inhabited Ancient Peru
    Pre-Amazonian Peru was filled with at least seven species of crocs. This partly due thanks to a high abundance of clams. (February 25, 2015)

    Ancient Crocodilian Named After Balrog From Lord of the Rings
    An ancient 16-foot-long crocodilian has been named after the fictional Balrog creature in J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. (May 27, 2014)

    Butterflies and Bees Observed Drinking Crocodile Tears
    Researchers have observed a butterfly species and a bee species drinking tears from a spectacled caiman. (May 2, 2014)

    Fragments of Fossilized Crocodile Skull Indicate Previously Unknown Ancient Species
    A previously uknown ancient species of crocodile has been discovered on the Isle of Wight. Two skull fragments were discovered separately that fit together to form a complete skull (March 15, 2014)

    Study Finds Crocodiles Climb Trees
    A University of Tennessee study has found that crocodiles can climb up to the crowns of trees. (February 11, 2014)

    Crocodiles Observed Using Twigs to Lure Birds
    Crocodiles have observed using twigs to lure birds. A mugger crocodile was photographed balances twigs on its nose. (December 8, 2013)

    Study Finds Alligators and Crocodiles Eat Fruit
    A new study has found that alligators and crocodiles also consume fruit along with their normal meat-heavy diets. (August 22, 2013)

    Fossils of Two New Ancient Crocodile Species Discovered
    Two new ancient crocodile species have been discovered. The scientists say there were seven crocodile species in one region five million years ago. (May 21, 2013)

    Steve Irwin's Son Feeds His First Croc
    Robert Irwin, the 8-year-old of the late Steve Irwin, is now feeding his first crocodile. (October 3, 2012)

    Massive Ancient Crocodile Lived Alongside Our Ancestors and Probably Ate Them
    Christopher Brochu, associate professor of geoscience at University of Iowa, has discovered an ancient species of crocodile that was large enough to swallow humans. (May 5, 2012)

    21-Foot Crocodile Captured in the Philippines
    Wildlife authorities in the Philippines captured a 21-foot long saltwater crocodile. (September 6, 2011)

    Croc Dog: Species of Ancient Crocodile Had Dog-Shaped Head
    McGill palaeontology professor Hans Larsson, his graduate student Felipe Montefeltro and Professor Max Langer of the University of Sao Paulo recently discovered a 70 million year old crocodile fossil head that has a dog-like shape. (July 25, 2011)

    Fossil Indicates Bird, Crocodile Family Trees Split Earlier Than Previously Thought
    The only known specimen of Xilousuchus sapingensis has been reexamined and is now classified as an archosaur. (May 18, 2011)

    Steve Irwin: Wildlife Warrior
    Steve Irwin was a wildlife warrior. (September 5, 2006)