Some north Queenslanders feel every inch of their distance from the state government in Brisbane. A new party is hoping to tap into that sentiment.
Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.
Crocodiles bask in the sun while a local person reclines on the opposite bank.
In the villages of central Gujurat, humans and wildlife are forced to share the same spaces – with varying consequences.
Reptile, avian and mammal tracks and Middle Stone Age artefacts on a large track bearing surface which has since been buried by a landslide.
Images modified from Helm, et al. 2020. South African Journal of Science, 116
While crocodylian fossil swim traces have been described from other continents, to the best of our knowledge the examples we describe are the first such reptilian swim traces from Africa.
When is bigger better?
Paleontologists created an evolutionary map of how croc body size changed over the last 200 million years – with some interesting implications for today's species.
The Siamese Crocodile once lived in Southeast Asian freshwater rivers, but now fewer than 1000 individuals exist.
Fewer than 1,000 Siamese crocodiles exist, but can captive crocs survive again in the wild?
Yellow anaconda (snake) skins pegged to dry by indigenous people in Argentina.
When small regional communities see economic value in animals like snakes and crocodiles, people are motivated to invest in their protection.
Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will contest ten of 12 northern electorates.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
The one-metre long relatives of this snappy croc at the Koorana Crocodile Farm, near Rockhampton, helped test the betting risks of potential gamblers.
Research that studied the pokie risks gamblers were prepared to take after they held a live crocodile has been awarded one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.
A quail chick hatching.
Have you ever heard chicks peeping in the egg? Have you ever wondered how they manage to take their first breath in the shell?
Open wide … the mouths of crocodiles like this contain bacteria that cause potentially lethal infections in people they bite.
Until recently we didn't know much about which antibiotic is best for people who have been attacked by a crocodile.
Crocodiles are protected in Australia, but it wasn’t always so.
Should shooting crocs be allowed for elite hunters?
Not everyone can see past the hard stare and sharp teeth of crocodiles.
The easiest way to keep people safe around crocodiles is to make sure they understand the risks.
You need to keep a close eye on croc numbers for several decades before knowing how many eggs to harvest.
AAP Image/Dean Lewins
Queensland opposition MPs want crocodile egg harvesting to be expanded, as in the Northern Territory. The difference is, the territory's government has stayed committed to sustainability research.
Inviting, but don’t go in.
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Despite a fearsome reputation, it seems Australia's wildlife doesn't scare away tourists.
Crocodiles keep their own secrets.
Slow, lazy, stupid? It's time to update your impression of the crocodilians. These animals are up to amazing things that we're only beginning to observe and recognize.
Crocodiles are highly efficient predators, occasionally to our cost.
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A saltwater crocodile lurks in the Northern Territory’s Mary River, a popular fishing destination.
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