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A New Option for Crocodile Birth Control 

When they live in zoos, Mugger crocodiles happily mate and lay eggs. Maybe a little too happily: when they produce two clutches of 25 to 30 eggs each year, a zoo is quickly going be swamped by little croc babies. And rampant habitat loss means that there are fewer places to return them to the wild. What zoos need is… » 8/18/15 4:20pm 8/18/15 4:20pm

From Sweden, Cuban Crocodiles Return To Their Parents' Swampy Birthplace

In the 1970s, cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov was given a couple of crocodiles by Fidel Castro. The pair (named Castro and Hillary) spent time in Moscow before ending up at Stockholm’s Skansen Zoo. This week, ten young descendants of the original crocs returned to Cuba, where they’ll be released back into the wild. » 5/30/15 8:45am 5/30/15 8:45am

Africa's oldest crocodile was over 30 feet long and wore thick head armor

Scientists at the University of Missouri have made an incredible prehistoric discovery. A sizable skull fragment, recently uncovered after spending several years hidden away in storage, actually belonged to a gigantic species of ancient crocodile. This finding is unlike anything the researchers have ever seen. » 2/01/12 7:30am 2/01/12 7:30am