According to the University of Iowa a crocodile large enough to swallow humans once lived in East Africa. The new species lived between 2 and 4 million years ago in Kenya, Africa. It resembled the Nile crocodile, its living cousin, but was more larger.
Museum scientists have identified the smallest mammoth ever known. Just over a metre high, it once lived on the island of Crete. Throughout evolution when big animals lived on islands they tended to become smaller.
This baby crocodile has confused a massive hippo with a rock. Even when the hippo shows movement the crocodile isn’t bothered and stays in place. The hippo didn’t seem to be troubled either and gave the crocodile a 15 minute ride, in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Photographer Richard Millar