Swine dining: crocodiles are thriving in the NT and it could be because of feral pigs

Swine dining: crocodiles are thriving in the NT and it could be because of feral pigs

The exponential increase in saltwater crocodile populations in the Northern Territory in recent decades may be partly a result of them preying on feral pigs, new research suggests. Scientists who have analysed the diets of saltwater crocodiles in the Territory believe the reptiles have shifted from marine prey to predominantly terrestrial food sources in the […]

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21 percent of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction

21 percent of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction

According to The Guardian, the largest study ever conducted on the extinction risk of reptiles on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warned that 21% of all reptile species worldwide are threatened with extinction, which could have a “devastating” effect on the planet’s ecosystems. According to […]

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Septuagenarian giant Galapagos tortoise successfully mates with three younger females to produce offspring

Septuagenarian giant Galapagos tortoise successfully mates with three younger females to produce offspring

DIRK, a 70-year-old Galapagos tortoise, has given birth to the first tortoise born in the United Kingdom. The sassy old-timer, named after well-endowed porn actor Dirk Diggler from the film Boogie Nights, mated with lover Charlie, who is 49 years his junior. He has also approached Zuzu and Isabella, the other two girls in his […]

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