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Massive Extinction Fueled Rise of Crocodiles

A massive extinction between the Triassic and Jurassic eras paved the way for the rise of the crocodiles, new research suggests. Full story

Rare Baby Crocs Released into Wild

Nineteen baby Siamese crocodiles are being let loose in the wetlands of Laos, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced this week. The effort gives a boost to the critically endangered species, which is thought to include just 250 individuals in the wild. Full story

Largest saltwater crocodile in captivity dies

  A one-ton crocodile that was the largest saltwater croc in captivity died Sunday in the Philippines. NBCNews.com's Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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  Dangerous crocodile on the loose in Florida

Along a canal that leads to the Everglades, a two-man team is searching for a Nile crocodile that doesn’t belong in the wild. State officials believe the croc escaped a collector’s cage, and officials worry it may become a serious threat. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports.

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A young Philippine crocodile swims in the water in the zoo in Cologne, western Germany on July 25, 2013. Two crocodiles are hatched in the zoo and measure 23 inches. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FEDERICO GAMBARINI GERMANY OUTFEDERICO GAMBARINI/AFP/Getty Images

A caretaker shows a newly-hatched baby crocodile at a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila
A caretaker shows a newly-hatched baby crocodile at a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila

A caretaker shows a newly-hatched baby crocodile at a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila July 19, 2013. At least 25 baby crocodiles were hatched on the farm on Friday, according to the farm's spokesperson. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

A caretaker shows newly-hatched baby crocodiles inside a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila
A caretaker shows newly-hatched baby crocodiles inside a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila

A caretaker shows newly-hatched baby crocodiles inside a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila July 19, 2013. At least 25 baby crocodiles were hatched on the farm on Friday, according to the farm's spokesperson. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

A salt water crocodile named "Too Long" holds a 6.5 kg pig head in its mouth during feeding time inside a crocodile park in Pasay city
A salt water crocodile named "Too Long" holds a 6.5 kg pig head in its mouth during feeding time inside a crocodile park in Pasay city

A salt water crocodile named "Too Long" holds a 6.5 kg pig head in its mouth during feeding time inside a crocodile park in Pasay city, metro Manila April 10, 2013. "Too Long" is approximately 16 feet (4.9 metres) long and is the largest salt water crocodile in the capital, an official of the crocod