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The Biggest African Nile Gustavo crocodile leads while the Crocodile Dandee follows

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The Largest African Nile crocodile in the world

Way back in the Eocene Epoch era, the Largest African Nile Crocodile was already destined to be hatched among the greatest African fresh water rivers infested with man eating deadly crocodiles. 

From the crocodile and the alligator family Africa was blessed with this monster crocodile which has not only been the center of all crocodiles in Africa and the world but among the crocodile world and among the Africa’s  Hole of Fame among being the Great Lake Victoria which is infested with giant Hippopotamus, the biggest Tilapia fish in the world which is the source of River Nile,  the longest river in Africa notably the River Nile, The famous great Pyramids along the River Nile in Egypt natural wonder of the world: the  biggest natural land formation being the Great Eastern and Western Rift Valley which is a natural habitat for all the beautiful flora and fauna of the African Continent.

The Largest crocodile an ambush predator
With the Nile crocodiles figures reaching around 250000 to 500000, these sharp African crocodiles have managed to attack scores of people and the largest crocodile in the African continent has lived to its name being the worlds worst and deadliest crocodile in the world: Gustavo. 

Like any other crocodile, Gustavo the largest Nile crocodile comes from the Crocodylidae species. Being a true crocodile, Gustavo like any other great Crocodylus niloticus was  hatched in the crocodile habitat south of the Sahara desert where most of the deadly Nile crocodile are roam the African rivers, lakes, wetlands ponds and estuaries. Today many of the African Nile crocodiles are not in the endangered species list as crocodile hunting for its skin and meat has been restricted by many international bodies of animal protection which has resulted in proper data collection and monitoring of the Nile crocodile species.

Hunting tactics adapted to swimming and camouflage along the crocodile rivers
While In Burundi by the year 2004 Gustavo with plenty of food to eat and maturing with age, this great Nile crocodile was cloaking almost 60 years old measuring around 6.1 meters in length weighing approximately 1000kgs. Gustavo became to be known as the largest crocodile ever in Africa.

Gustavo became to be known as a man-eating crocodile as his sheer size and weight could not be sustained by the small fish to satisfy his huge appetite and also him being in the top hierarchy of the crocodile habitat in its native waters. Gustavo was well acquainted  with these waters and could swim for miles as is the case with most crocodiles in search of females to mate and the urge to explore and expand its territory.

The supper size crocodile fore test carnivorous appetite of man

This Super size Nile crocodile resorted into claiming and  attack bigger preys mainly larger zebras, water buffalo, hippopotamus, wildebeest and people who waded the infested waters which were full of these dangerous animals. While rumors has it that this greatest Nile crocodile started to get accustomed to eating people as a result of the people who were thrown in many along the rivers during the Burundi civil war

Back in the mid 1950s the largest saltwater crocodile in the world ever  hunted down “Krys the Savannah King” was shot on the head in 1957 by Krystina Pawlowski on the banks of the Norman River. An 8.64m alleged replica of a crocodile shot in the area in the 1950s sits proudly on the town's main street. Gustavo also faced the same fate. With many attacks on top of its list, this killer crocodile was being pursued to be put down. Spears, arrows and guns were used to subdue Niloticus crocodile but the Nile crocodile proved to be the winner. The crocodiles head has bullet marks one on his head and three on his right side with wounds which which have healed and have a lot of history to tell

Territorial predator and scavenger
Being able to adopt in fresh water, the  saltwater crocodile cousins are on top of being the largest from the rest of the crocodile species as they can swim perfectly well in search of small any marine animals big or small for its appetite in any of the Indian, Australia and the far East waters.  Booth in Asia and Australia some staggering saltwater crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) of 6 metres (20 ft) long are also topping the list among the longest crocodiles in the world. A glimpse of individuals astonishing lengths  of 7 meters  long crocodiles have been put on record.  Once again the  eastern parts of  India according to the Guinness Book of World Records has entered and confirmed the existence of a 7 meters salt water crocodiles as some of the biggest crocodiles in the world.

Despite the fact that the largest Nile crocodile is still on the lose among the African rivers, case of crocodile attacks will keep on coming up as people become aware of the giant African killer crocodile is till on the run out there.  Will Gustavo still be the largest African crocodile as time goes bye just like the famous Crocodile Dandee? Well only time will tell as the crocodile habitat gradually comes into contact with man during fishing, farming and transportation the crocodile movements will have to be put under check as in many parts where Gustavo set foot, scores of people lost their lives. With the existing crocodile farming, we are yet to see many more larger crocodiles with time both in captivity and in many crocodile and animal sanctuaries and national parks. 
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The Polar bear: Who listens when they talk?

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The Polar Bear do we really listen when they talk.
No wild animal in the wilderness has been able to grace the winter and colder temperatures of the Arctic like the polar bear. With cold weather for almost half the year and with dwindling population, the polar bear has entered the threatened species list and has not officially and endangered species and is under strict protection according to the United States Law.

The Polar Bear Blaming Game
Since Man is always the cause of all the extinction of many of the endangered species, the polar bear is not going for extinction because of hunting of the polar bear but because of the natural phenomenon brought about by the retraction of the ice bergs at the Arctic sea. With the bear’s source of food mainly composed of seals, penguins and fish and other marine animals found within the polar bear environment, the polar bear. While most of the brown or grizzly bear hibernate and wait for the high protein salmon eggs to arrive from the lower parts of the rivers  coming home to lay eggs, these polar bears with the global warming have to adopt with the shortage of food and with less stepping ground to tread on thus many feeding polar bears with bear cubs end up without food. 

The Bear family sniffing up the global changes
Since polar bears are well acquainted with their natural bear surroundings many polar bears will always sleep on the ice, give birth to bear cubs in the burrows under the snow mainly comprising of two to three baby bears and all the hunting and training will take place in the polar bear environment. How long will the polar bears going to endure the global warming. 

The polar region is already changing and it will continue to change for a period which no body knows. Should all the bears be rounded up and take to higher ground or should every bear use their own survival tactics and brave the changing global warming conditions? How about the natives who live in those regions where polar bears are the source of protein, clothing and even shelter? What should their plight be? Though in the whole and in the main and being in the bear natural environment with depleted food sources, there are things which need to be changed. With many nations scrambling for natural resources in the polar embedded region something needs to be done in order to alleviate this already problem in the near distant future. 

The way polar bears need to talk
While the grizzly bear is already spreading havoc in many parts of its habitat as has been in many part of the news, are we going to see more animal attacks in our vicinity, Well time will only tell as it has been man's natural behavior that:  A lot of people spend time talking to the Wild Animals, but not that many people listen. Giant crocodiles are hunted for their trophies, dear face the same fate while goose are also not spared.

Polar bears like any other wild animals also have feelings, they need love & affection just as we all have families, their rights should not be infringed the way we humans need out rights to be protected by law and as a rule of law. We should take care of polar bears and other wild animals as they are part of us as it has been from the primitive age to this modern world. I know it’s a bear jungle out there but if we all know how our modern jungles are; it’s just the courage to make our world friendly.

Whether we need to put our dogs, cats, snakes, lions in a nice comfortable house with a strong fence to keep a check on them if we are of sound mind, putting a muzzle on the animals while in the public assures the safety of the masses as its only through information, education and communication which can instill the dangers of such animals at bay hence a peaceful society that we should all cherish and adhering to both human and animal rights as well.

The same way applies to people venturing in any bear habitat. Though the preventive means of any bear attacks are always perceived as true, many a times people don’t heed to this bear attack warnings and end up being victims of circumstances. We just need to expect the unexpected despite all odds now that we are living in a world where even the polar bears have to face changes the way nature portrays it.

October 27, 2011. BRYAN WALSH | Why Coke Is Going White for Polar Bears

The 125-year-old Coca-Cola Company doesn't like to mess with its brand image. That's in part because it's so valuable — according to Interbrand Coke has the best brand in the world — but also because previous efforts to tweak its image haven't always worked out so well, and sometimes lead to things like this.

So perhaps it's a measure of the company's dedication to the environment that Coca-Cola has decided to change the color of its iconic cans for the holiday season — white, to draw attention to the plight of the polar bear. Coke and the environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have joined together to promote the Arctic Home project, which will involve turning 1.4 billion Coke cans white, emblazoned with the image of a mother polar bear and her cubs pawing through the Arctic. There will also be white bottle caps on other Coke branded drinks, all running from the beginning of November to February. "In 125 years we've never changed the color of the Coke can," says Katie Bayne, president and GM of Coca-Cola Sparking Beverages. "We really see this as a bold gesture." (See the top 10 bad beverage ideas.)

Bold gestures are exactly what the polar bears needs. There's a reason the planet's largest land carnivores have emerged as the symbols of climate change — perhaps no species is more directly impacted by warming temperatures than the polar bear. They depend on Arctic sea ice as a major habitat and hunting ground, but sea ice is vanishing rapidly, shrinking to its second-lowest level on record this past summer. As the ice melts, polar bears are forced to swim further and further for food — and some, especially young cubs, simply won't make it. "We're watching the ice shrink in front of our eyes, and if there is no ice, there are no bears," says Carter Roberts, the president and CEO of WWF. "The polar bears need our help."

One way to help them, of course, is to reduce carbon emissions and blunt the worst effects of global warming. That's ... not really happening all that quickly. So that leaves adaptation, which for polar bears means locating the areas of Arctic sea ice that might be less vulnerable to warming. That's exactly what WWF is trying to do, identifying the Last Ice area that may remain solid long after other areas of the Arctic have melted. The group is working with Canadian government and the local Inuit community to create a kind of climate refuge in the Last Ice capable of supporting polar bears for decades into the future. "We aren't creating the Last Ice area — climate change is," says Geoff York, the WWF's polar bear expert. "We just want to make sure that the conditions are there to support the polar bears and the people who will be living with them." (See pictures of Germany's Latest Polar Bear Celebrity.)
That's going to take a lot of research — York points out that the high Arctic area is "one of the least understood places on Earth" — and that research is going to cost money, potentially as much as $10 million. (It's not cheap operating in the remote ice.) That's where Coke comes in. The company — which has used polar bears in its holiday ads for decades — is donating $2 million to WWF, and will match consumer donations through March 15 up to $1 million. Individuals will be able to text donations at a dollar apiece to 357357, or donate online at "Coke has made a kind of foundational commitment that has never before been seen in our history," says Roberts. "They're taking their biggest promotional season and dedicating it to this cause."
It'll take a lot more than soda to save the polar bears, which are already listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. But a little highly carbonated holiday cheer won't hurt.

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