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Crocodile farming has been a challenge in Zimbabwe in recent years do the economic collapse and the financial crisis. But as Ciara Sutton reports one of Europe's biggest suppliers of skins to the luxury market has come up with an unusual survival strategy - vegetarian food.
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Reuters (May 15, 2012) A commercial crocodile farm in Mexico is striking a balance between business and conservation to help protect the region's endangered Morelet crocodile. The reptile is under threat from habitat loss ... watch video
Reuters (Mar. 14, 2012) The once endangered American crocodile is on the rise in Cuba, the result of an innovative breeding program and a specially built incubator. The program has seen captive crocodile numbers soar, ... watch video
Reuters (Dec. 25, 2013) The Australian saltwater crocodile's natural tendency towards aggression begins at birth, according to a study carried out at Charles Darwin University in Australia's Northern Territory. The study ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 17, 2015) Researchers divided 240 obese adults into two groups — one followed the American Heart Association diet and the other followed a high-fiber diet.
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Washington Post (June 22, 2015) Scientists say they have developed a safe way to fast and lose weight using a five-day diet. Here's a breakdown of the "Fasting Mimicking Diet."
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Deutsche Welle (Feb. 20, 2012) A new project in South Africa is taking organic waste that would otherwise be left to simply decay in garbage dumps and processing it in a special facility belonging to the South African company ... watch video
AP (Dec. 28, 2011) A giant saltwater crocodile with an apparent appetite for appliances charged at a group of Australian reptile park workers on Wednesday before stealing their lawnmower and dragging it back to his ... watch video
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Aug. 25, 2016 Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations. Researchers examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Indoor air pollution is an important environmental threat to human health, leading to symptoms of 'sick building syndrome.' But researchers report that surrounding oneself ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 In a heroic effort, researchers have now sequenced, assembled and analyzed the mutations in the genomes of 38 wild snub-nosed monkeys (from genome mapping of 42 individuals: ... read more
July 17, 2013 A scientist in Australia has shown new evidence that dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals, not cold-blooded like reptiles as commonly believed. The researchers argues that cold-blooded ... read more
May 4, 2012 A crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa, according to new research. It may have exceeded 27 feet in length. By comparison, the largest recorded Nile crocodile was less ... read more