Crocodiles

Crocodiles, cane toads to venture south as tropics expand: report

Cane toads

Crocodiles, cane toads and the mosquito-borne dengue virus may start cropping up in more southerly regions of Australia as the tropics expand due to climate change.

Alert over floodwater crocodiles

Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN AS RESIDENTS began cleaning up yesterday after the most severe storm in a decade, authorities warned people to stay out of flooded waterways.

Science helps turn crocodiles into handbags

crocodile

Deborah Smith WHICH little crocodiles will grow quickly and have the finest skin fit to be turned into handbags and shoes?

What lies beneath

NOT FOR SYNDICATION - FAIRFAX PHOTOS OUT - A Salt Water Crocodile surfaces at Dawn on Yellow Water Billabong in Kakadu National Park Photo Glenn Campbell

Stephanie Wood The Top End's crocodile population has bounced back since the animals were protected, and stakeholders agree that resolving the sometimes deadly conflict between crocs and humans is a priority.

Brutus the monster crocodile eats bull shark in Northern Territory

Brutus, a monster crocodile, with a bull shark between its jaws  on the Adelaide River in the Kakadu National Park.

Megan Levy Which animal would win in a fight between a croc and a shark?

Australian Museum opens Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition

Wildlife photographer of the year show Australian museum March 29 to June 1.

It’s as close to many of these dangerous creatures as you will ever be likely to get.

Sea eagle steals wildlife camera and records long getaway flight in Kimberley

Sea Eagle

A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110-kilometre journey across the country's remote landscape.

Turning turtle to find new species

Nicky Phillips ''Come on, take off your clothes and get in.'' Scientist Arthur White is neck-deep in a murky creek about 200 kilometres north of Mount Isa, making me an offer I'd rather refuse.

Crocodile Dundee on the veld

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A massive operation to round up thousands of escaped crocodiles has intensified in flood-soaked South Africa.

Lines drawn over jewel in the crown

Long time Kakadu resident and owner of the Buffalo Farm Dave Lindner.

Rory Callinan One morning at a remote ranger station in Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, staff made a gruesome discovery.

My, what big teeth you have: stalking octogenarian layabouts

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Rachel Olding Waiting silently in murky water, alligators are mysterious, fearsome creatures.

Murray-Darling rescue not out of the water yet, says frustrated minister

Tony Burke

David Wroe NSW has warned there are still major hurdles to be overcome before an agreement can be reached to save the ailing Murray-Darling river system, as the clock ticks down on finalising a deal this year.

A rare Pearl beats the crocodile odds

'Pearl', a rare male Leucistic saltwater crocodile.

Anne Tarasov Mostly pigment-free saltwater crocodile described as 'doubly lucky' for having survived at all.

Magic of Darwin creates a little bit of luck between a croc and hard place

saltwater crocodile

Anne Tarasov AS RARE as the gemstone it was named after, mostly pigment-free saltwater crocodile Pearl has been described as ''doubly lucky'' for having survived at all.

Lounge room croc shock as 1.7m salty drops in

Crocodile

A Darwin woman was in no mood to be neighbourly when a visitor from up the road dropped by.

Recharged cyclone Grant could hit Queensland

Cyclone

A tropical storm lurking in the Gulf of Carpentaria could redevelop into a cyclone and cross Queensland's north.

The last refuge

Quoll

'No one is allowed to sleep until we find it.'' Ecologist Dr James Smith is half joking but the force of his voice suggests he is determined, even a bit desperate.

Protecting a land and its people's lifeblood

The stunning wild beauty of the Kimberley.

Lindsay Murdoch Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has a June 30 deadline to decide whether to declare almost 20 million hectares of west Kimberley heritage listed following a recommendation from the Australian...

How to p#@& off a frog

Bridie Smith When radio transmitters surgically inserted into wild tree frogs started appearing on the ground without explanation, scientists had a puzzle on their hands.

Damage bill swells as flood levels rise further

Bangkok

The Governor of Bangkok has issued a dramatic warning to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge.