Orange cave crocodiles may be 'mutating' into new species
Crocodiles display increased aggressiveness during the mating season, which is linked to the monsoon. Each crocodile jaw has 24 teeth that are meant to grasp and crush, not chew. They swallow stones that grind food inside their stomachs, and also act as ballast. Ninety-nine per cent of crocodile offspring are eaten in the first year after birth, by large fish, herons, monitor lizards and adult crocodiles.
Crocodile skin is considered one of the finest, treasured for it durability and softness. It's a sign of status in tribal societies. Some tribes, like those in New Guinea, venerate the crocodile and give themselves scarring to match that of a crocodile skin. They do wipe their eyes when feeding, but only because their eyes bubble and froth when eating.
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Weather Forecast. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Vergne and Mathevon collected 17 eggs from the clutches of captive Nile crocodiles, all of which were just 10 days away from hatching.
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Some of the eggs were kept in total silence, others listed to recordings of random noise and a third group listed to recordings of pre-hatch calls. About half of them hatched within ten minutes of hearing the recordings.
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In contrast, those that heard noise or nothing were far quieter and less active, and only one hatched in response to the playback. To see how the mother crocs responded to the calls, Vergne and Mathevon first drove them away before hiding small speakers in the sand near their nests.