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Coloured concept art for congo. i've had a bit of 'moc block' this week, so i've been designing stuff instead, hopefully i'll get back on track soon. professional photos of my latest mocs will be posted this week. #luigi1456andrew #legoart #legocongo #legoconcept #art #characterdesign #crocodile #crocodilians #drawing
4 600 November 2018
One of the world’s least studied crocodilians, the false gharial (tomistoma schlegelii) is a rare inhabitant of the dark tannin colored waters of peat swamps in borneo, sumatra, and malaysia. due to their narrow snout they were once believed to feed exclusively on fish, however large specimens can reach lengths of over 5 meters and have more recently been observed to consume prey as large as proboscis monkeys, or in one unfortunate instance, a grown man. although much remains unknown about their life history, it is clear that they are rapidly becoming endangered due to destruction of their peat swamp habitats. this young specimen was photographed while being captured during a recent survey in western borneo with researchers from university of malaysia sarawak (unimas). @chienleephotography
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#tomistoma #crocodilians #crocodile #reptilesofinstagram #reptiles #reptile #animals #conservation #wildlife #wild #fauna #nikon #nature #herps #herpetology #wildlife_perfection #awesomeanimals #allnatureshots #igscwildlife #allnatureshots #nature_perfection #top_macro #reptilelover #reptilesofig #fieldherping #borneo #allnatureshots #amazinganimals #animal
43 2,018 September 2018
I love myakka river state park for so many reasons. for one, the water and trails are teeming with wildlife. 😍 to see more photos from this park and learn more about this awesome place, tap the link in my bio.
9 135 2 weeks ago
These past few weeks have been some of the busiest of my life and now it’s finally calming down. so grateful for every experience i’ve had so far, including hanging out with these two. thank you @andrewgilhooly
8 502 last month
It's #worldcrocday! (apparently?) to celebrate, here's our largest croc specimen at ccnhm: a snout of the giant extinct estuarine crocodile thecachampsa, also known as gavialosuchus carolinensis. if it belongs in thecachampsa, the species identity is unclear. regardless, this is a large, ~8-10 meter long-snouted crocodile closely related to the (much smaller) false gharial (tomistoma) of indonesia and malaysia. specimen collected from the early oligocene ashley formation. #croc #whatacroc #crocodile #alligator #crocodilia #crocodiles #crocodilians #reptile #reptiles #gator #crocs #nottheshoes #oligocene #charlestonsc #charleston #cenozoic
2 654 June 2019
It’s been a little over a year now that we’ve been working on training our 12 foot american crocodile, rex. using operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, @martha.rivera92 and @earthly.saltling have built a relationship of trust with rex. this training helps us to evaluate him closely during vet visits, allows us to enter his enclosure for maintenance without him being uncomfortable or distracted, and showcases to the public how intelligent these creatures are. it also gives rex an opportunity to make decisions, as all behaviors are voluntary. .
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one of the several behaviors we’ve been working on you can see in the first video, “relax”. this cue asks for calm behavior. excited, possessive, or otherwise energetic behavior is ignored until he is calm and focused, which is rewarded with a piece of his diet. .
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in the second video, rex is told to “go home” to his enclosure and receive a final reward, followed by “all done” signaling that the training session is over. this is important as we don’t want him associating handlers with food every single time he sees them. all the patience and dedication over the year has proven that rex is a very patient and smart crocodilian! .
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(note the volunteers in the background are in a lockout area, not in the same enclosure as the panther)
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🎥: @francisferox
#crocodilians #operantconditioning #reptilesofinstagram #americancrocodile #florida
#evergladesoutpost #wildliferescue #notapet #animaltraining #animalsofinstagram
42 1,998 April 2019
Our adult female cuvier’s dwarf caiman. they are such impressive creatures, they simply demand respect ❤️
17 1,841 March 2019
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#tough day to be a #crab 🦀😱
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#crocodilians have roughly 75 to 85 #teeth, the shape of which varies depending on the shape of their #snout.
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they are able to replace lost or #brokenteeth up to 50 times per #tooth and always have a smaller tooth ready to replace a #lost one.
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#crocodiles cannot move their #tongues freely like most other #animals. rather, their tongues are held in place at the bottom of their #mouths by a special #membrane.
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102 6,954 March 2019