‘He Put Up a Fair Fight’: 13-Foot Crocodile Attacks Houseboat

‘He Put Up a Fair Fight’: 13-Foot Crocodile Attacks Houseboat

A 13.7-foot-long crocodile was captured by authorities after it came mere inches from attacking a houseboat-dweller. The croc launched itself onto the houseboat in the Cardwell marina in Australia’s Northern Queensland, with owner Dean Grieve narrowly avoiding its maw. After reporting the incident to Queensland’s Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, the crocodile was captured […]

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Bangladesh uses satellite transmitters on saltwater crocodiles in Asia’s first

Bangladesh uses satellite transmitters on saltwater crocodiles in Asia’s first

DHAKA — In a breakthrough in saltwater crocodile conservation in the country, Bangladesh has started using a satellite tagging system to monitor the species’ movements, habits, and life span in the Sundarbans mangroves. These mangrove forests are the animal’s only wild habitat in Bangladesh. On March 13, Bangladesh Forest Department, for the first time in […]

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Could mugger crocodiles be brought back from regional extinction in Bangladesh?

Could mugger crocodiles be brought back from regional extinction in Bangladesh?

On Oct. 17, a mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris), also zoologically known as a marsh crocodile, was recovered from the Bhubaneswar River in Bangladesh’s south-central Faridpur district, creating much excitement among local people, as the reptile species had not been seen in the locality in the last 70 years. Seeing a crocodile floating in the river, […]

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