alligators

Welcome back to Weird Animal Questions, where you post or tweet your questions on anything animal and we answer a few every week. Your questions were all about aquatic animals this time around, so let’s get right into the swim. What’s the biggest known great white shark?—Kevin, California Dana Ehret, curator of paleontology at the Alabama...

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...

By Ker Than Two record-setting heavyweight alligators were killed by hunters in Mississippi this weekend, just three days into the start of the official gator hunting season. One animal, a male, was 13-feet and 6.5-inches (4.13 meters) long and weighed 727 pounds (330 kilograms). “When we finally got an arrow in him, it took us...