CROCODILE

  • Crocodile hazard on Aussie golf course June 6, 2014

    Sydney: Golfers are facing an unusual feature on a links in tropical northern Australia crocodiles that live in the course's lakes. Two or three crocodiles of just over a metre (three feet) in length have recently been spotted at the Half Moon Bay Golf Course near Queensland state's coastal...
  • 'Bal Narendra' in pics: Comic book shows 'fearless' young Narendra Modi saving drowning boy, taking on crocodiles, bullies March 27, 2014

    Bal Narendra - Childhood Stories of Narendra Modi, a comic book brought out by Rannade Prakashan and Blue Snail Animation, tells stories of bravery and "fearlessness" from BJP leader and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's childhood. The comic book, that has no known author, is a catalogue of larger-than-life deeds...
  • There goes your last hope of escaping one researchers say crocodiles can climb trees February 15, 2014

    Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets. Researchers in the climbing study observed crocodiles in Australia, Africa and North America. The study documented crocodiles climbing as high...
  • Zimbabwe man fistfights crocodile to save child December 27, 2013

    Harare: A villager fought a crocodile with his bare hands to free his son from its jaws in northeastern rural Mutoko, state media in Zimbabwe said on Friday. The Herald newspaper reported Tafadzwa Kachere and his 11yearold son Tapiwa were trying to cross a river on Christmas eve when the crocodile...
  • Son to follow in TV steps of 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin October 25, 2013

    Hong Kong: The youngest Irwin is following in the TV hosting footsteps of late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin and big sister, Bindi. Nineyearold Robert Irwin will cohost "Wild But True" on Discovery Kids Asia, exploring parallels between nature and science. He calls it a "really, really cool concept" for a television show....
  • Zimbabwe: 40-year-old man finds 8-ft crocodile hiding under his bed September 18, 2013

    A 40-year-old man in Zimbabwe got the shock of his life when he woke up in the morning to discover a massive 8-foot-long crocodile hiding under his bed. The crocodile sneaked into the Humani lodge, Zimbabwe and spent the entire night lying quietly, just centimetres beneath an oblivious Guy Whittall. The 150-kg...
  • World's largest held crocodile dies in Philippines February 11, 2013

    Manila: The world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity died on Sunday, sending villagers to tears in a backwater southern Philippine town that shot to international prominence and started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile. A veterinarian rushed to farflung Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province...
  • Crocodile found roaming in plane's cargo hold September 25, 2012

    London: A crocodile escaped from its cage on a domestic flight in Australia, and was found roaming free in the cargo hold when the plane touched down in Melbourne, the Daily Mail reported Monday. A shocked baggage handler made the discovery last week. Fortunately, the reptile, which was not fully grown,...
  • Depressed Thai woman feeds herself to crocodiles September 6, 2012

    London: A 36yearold depressed woman 'fed herself' to crocodiles at a popular tourist attraction in Thailand. The hard pressed woman had told her husband that she was going to see a doctor and after that she would visit a popular crocodile Farm in Samut Prakarn just outside Bangkok. She reportedly...
  • 'In the Sea there...' a frank, revealing memoir May 14, 2012

    "Facts are important. The story is important. It's what happens to you that changes your life, not where or who with." One night before putting him to bed, Enaiaitollah's mother tells him three thingsdon't use drugs, don't use weapons and don't cheat or steal. The next day, he finds his mother...
  • Karnataka forest officer killed by tourists May 9, 2012

    New Delhi: In a shocking development from the DandeliAnshi tiger reserve in Karnataka, a forest officer has died after being allegedly attacked by a group of tourists. Assistant conservator of forest MH Nayak was allegedly hit on the head by the tourists after he tried to stop them from feeding...
  • Crocodile rescued from Pune canal February 29, 2012

    Pune: A sixfeetlong crocodile that strayed into the Khadakwasla Canal on Monday evening was finally rescued on Tuesday after more than 20 hours of chaos. A joint effort by the Katraj Zoo, the Irrigation Department (ID), the National Defence Academy (NDA), the Forest Department and locals helped rescue the reptile....
  • Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy January 22, 2011

    Kiev (Ukraine): The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "ticktock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate. Gena, a 14yearold crocodile at the Dnipropetrovsk Oceanarium, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman trying...
  • Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy January 21, 2011

    Kiev: The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "ticktock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate. Gena, a 14yearold crocodile at the Dnipropetrovsk Oceanarium, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman trying to...
  • Croc picks Aussie PM as federal poll winner August 20, 2010

    Melbourne: A saltwater crocodile, admired for his prowess at predicting the future, has reportedly tipped Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as winner of the federal election to be held on Saturday. Harry, a 4.9metrelong crocodile, was given the choice of munching on one of two chicken carcasses one tied to...
  • Vietnam forest wardens rescue 3,500 crocodiles June 10, 2010

    Hanoi: Forest wardens in Vietnam have rescued 3,500 illegally imported crocodiles and four rare whitecheeked gibbons, a ranger said Thursday. Forest wardens in the southern province of An Giang have seized 3,500 illegally imported crocodiles, the Vietnam News reported Thursday. Crocodiles are raised widely in Vietnam for meat. Police said the illegally...
  • Watch: New Year gift for animal lovers January 3, 2009

    New Year cheer for animal lovers. The Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal has come up with a novel scheme to make all of us a stakeholder in wildlife conservation. It has started a scheme under which people can adopt animals housed inside the park and that...
  • One in four mammal faces extinction: IUCN report October 7, 2008

    New Delhi: One in four mammal species in the world is on the brink of extinction, an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report, which was released on Monday, revealed. Red List of Threatened Species report is a comprehensive compilation of the findings of IUCNs fiveyearlong research, during which it...
  • Liver cirrhosis kills 26 crocodiles in Lucknow December 14, 2007

    Lucknow: As many as 26 endangered crocodiles have been found dead over the last three days in northern India and experts attribute the rare mass deaths to cirrhosis of the liver, authorities said on Friday. The reptiles died in the waters of the Chambal river, which runs along the borders of...
  • Pics: Croc bites off zoo worker's arm April 12, 2007

    New Delhi: A 440pound Nile crocodile severed a zoo workers forearm in Kaohsiung, south west of Taipei in Taiwan. According to reports, Chang Poyus forearm was severed at the Shaoshan Zoo when the veterinarian tried to retrieve a tranquiliser dart from the reptile's hide. Chang was rushed to the hospital while another...
  • Kerala to have Irwin's Crocodile Park January 10, 2007

    Kerala: World's first ever crocodile park dedicated to Australian wildlife enthusiast Steve Irwin (who died a tragic death in a stingray attack last year) is coming up soon in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. Spread out over one hectare of land, the park will have initially be home to 45 'mugger'...
  • Croc hunter's daughter in US showbiz January 8, 2007

    Canberra, Australia: The 8yearold daughter of late Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin kicks off her American showbiz career this week with a series of highprofile television appearances and speeches across the United States. ...
  • What a doll! Steve Irwin lives on December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Late Australian crocodile hunter and television host, Steve Irwin, will live on, now also as an action figure doll. People Magazine reported that Wild Republic, the nature brand of K&M International, along with Irwin's family and Australia Zoo, has decided to launch a new line of toys. The doll...
  • Irwins name figures in rap war October 23, 2006

    Sydney: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwins friends and family are still mourning his death, but his name is already being disrespectfully used in gangster rap music. US rap music artist Ras Kass, recently released a new track titled Gayme Over as the latest development in a feud between him and fellow rapper...
  • Call of the wild for Croc Hunter's girl October 17, 2006

    New York: Like father, like daughter. Bindi Irwin, the eightyearold daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, will star in a wildlife series to air on the Discovery Kids network early next year. The show's working title: Bindi, The Jungle Girl. Her father, animal lover and conservationist Steve Irwin, died...
  • 'Irwin death footage will never air' September 27, 2006

    New York: Footage of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's death will never be shown on television, his wife said in her first interview since the exuberant naturalist was killed by the serrated barb of a stingray's tail. Asked in an interview with the ABC News program "20/20" whether the footage of...
  • Aussies mark Croc Hunter's 'final act' September 20, 2006

    Beerwah (Australia): A public memorial service for 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin began on Wednesday with an emotional tribute from actor Russell Crowe. "It was way too soon for all of us," Crowe said in the recorded tribute. "We have lost a friend, a champion. It will take some time to adjust...
  • Steve Irwin's video out on Internet September 19, 2006

    New Delhi: The ethical propriety of releasing the video of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin's death for public viewing has generated a raging Internet debate. Even as the Australian authorities remain guarded about the release of the video, it is finally out. The fact is that in an age of YouTube...
  • Irwin fans on stingray killing spree September 12, 2006

    Brisbane (Australia): At least 10 stingrays have been found dead and mutilated on Australia's eastern coast since Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin was killed by one of the animals last week, an official said on Tuesday, prompting concerns of revenge attacks on the normally docile fish. The popular television star was killed...
  • Should Irwin's death video be aired? September 11, 2006

    New Delhi: A week after his tragic death, 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin has become the subject of a raging Internet debate over the issue of telecast of a video that reportedly froze his death on reels. Irwin, 44, died on September 4 after he was pierced in the chest by a...