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Q&A With National Geographic Museum’s ‘Croc Keeper’

Last week, National Geographic Museum opened a new exhibit featuring live crocodiles. Thankfully these new guests came with a chaperone.

Dinner’s-Eye View of a Saltwater Croc

If you were to look a saltwater crocodile in the mouth as it tried to eat you, this is what you’d see.

August 24, 2014: How to Survive a Deadly Avalanche, Remembering Fallen War Reporters in Song and More

This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they survive an avalanche while skiing in Washington, save the environment while winning the Stanley Cup, uncover the tombs of powerful women in the Andes, pay tribute to a pair of fallen war correspondents, sleep on a stranger’s couch, herd reindeer in the Russian arctic, and hold the jaws of crocodiles while we test just how hard they can bite.

Why Butterflies, Bees Drink Crocodile Tears

Moths, butterflies, and bees are known to feed on mammal tears, but the phenomenon remains poorly understood.

What Do Giant Centipedes Eat? Your Weird Animal Questions Answered

In this week’s column, we tackle the diet of giant centipedes and the life spans of saltwater crocodiles.

Leapin’ Lizards! Crocodiles Can Climb Trees

New research shows crocodiles frequently make their way up trees to bask in the sun and keep an eye on their environment. You might think of crocodiles as being at home in the water — but it turns out these toothy reptiles are also quite comfortable scaling trees. A new study  documents the surprisingly common…

June 30, 2013: Avoiding Hippos and Crocs, Racing Up (and Down) Mt. Rainier, and More

This week, we share stories of a few harrowing crossings: traversing the Okavango Delta on foot, skiing up and down Mount Rainier, and we leave tire tracks on Mars where we melt rocks for science.

Bush Boyes on Expedition: Seronga to Jedibe Across the People’s Okavango…

The journey from Seronga to Jedibe takes us three to four days and poles the wetland bird survey through the unique aquatic habitats of the northern Okavango Delta with crystal clear water, vast reed and papyrus beds, the main rivers, expansive open floodplains, small, palm-covered islands, and beautiful, sparkling channels – you really get the…

Reflections on the Floods Down Under

By Jordan Schaul As flooding continues to cripple Eastern Australia and take lives, I wonder what impact this natural disaster has had on the human-wildlife interface. The floods have now damaged and forced the evacuation of skyscrapers in Brisbane, Australia’s third largest city, but the untold destruction of rural areas and small towns and the…

The crocodiles that hang around a nuclear power station

Biscayne National Park–What’s the difference between a crocodile and an alligator? It’s a common question visitors ask National Park Service rangers. There are very clear differences in skull shape and coloring–and surprisingly, according to some experts, the American crocodile is less aggressive than the American alligator. The American croc is evidently a lot more genteel…

Croc-Catching, Snake-Wrestling Brady Barr Talks About His Work

Photo of Brady Barr with giant salamander courtesy National Geographic Channel Brady Barr, we once reported in National Geographic News, is a man whose work bites. “I’ve had so many bumps, bruises, and broken bones, it’s sometimes hard to get out of bed in the morning,” he told me earlier today. He’s also been bitten…