Elusive search for Kruger crocodile die-off baffles scientists

January 21st, 2009 in Biology /
Park rangers perform an autopsy on a crocodile in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park wildlife reserve
Park rangers look at a crocodile carcass in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park wildlife reserve. The giant reptiles were victims of a killer condition that had hardened their body fat to a rubber-like state, leaving them unable to move and defenceless against exposure, hunger, drowning or being eaten alive.


Park rangers look at a crocodile carcass in South Africa's famous Kruger National Park wildlife reserve. The giant reptiles were victims of a killer condition that had hardened their body fat to a rubber-like state, leaving them unable to move and defenceless against exposure, hunger, drowning or being eaten alive.

When three rotting crocodile carcasses were spotted in a remote corner of South Africa's world famous Kruger National Park wildlife reserve, alarm bells started ringing for scientists.



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