Moment Courageous Cat Is Nose To Nose With Zoo Crocodile And Wins

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  • Crocodile approaches cat at water’s edge of reptile enclosure at zoo
  • Cat hisses at crocodile and swats it twice causing it to retreat underwater

When a domestic cat came face to face with a crocodile it seemed the feline was about to meet a grisly end.

The hapless ginger and white cat found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India,

As one reptile glided up to the animal at the water’s edge onlookers tried unsuccessfully to scare the moggy away.

The domestic cat too a swipe at the snout of the formidable predator as it approached in the crocodile enclosure

But if the crocodile thought feeding time had come early and the cat would be its helpless victim, it had underestimated the fearsome feline.

As the croc poised to snap up the unusual prey in its jaws, the cat finally spotted the danger in the water to the relief of zoo-goers who assumed it would flee.

Instead it hissed at the crocodile and swiped out with its paw not once, but twice, scratching the croc on the snout.

The crocodile, perhaps not used to such feisty prey gave up and retreated back into the water.

The battle was filmed by Manu Chaudhary, 25, and her husband Vishal, 26, from Southall, Middlesex, who were celebrating their first wedding anniversary by taking in the sights of India.

Mr Chaudhary, who lives in New Delhi, India, said: ‘While we were at the crocodile section we realised a cat had got in and was at the edge of the crocodile pond.

‘We initially thought the cat was under the impression that it was a rat in the pond.

‘When the crocodile came up in the water we felt sure we were witnessing the last minutes of her life.

‘We couldn’t believe it though when the cat daringly warned the crocodile and then fearlessly slapped it twice.

‘I was just screaming: “Oh my God, oh my God”. We were amazed at what we had seen.’

In the video the couple can be heard crying: ‘She’s fighting, oh wow, that’s superb. Look at it!‘ The cat is seen scratching the crocodile before sauntering off

GHARIAL CROCODILES

Gharial crocodiles, also known as fish-eating crocodiles, are one of three kinds which are native to India.

The other two Indian crocodiles are the mugger crocodile and the saltwater crocodile.

Gharial crocs are in serious decline in the wild and listed as ‘critically endangered.

They are one of the longest kinds of crocodiles, with males reaching up to six metres in length (20ft).

They have long thin jaws lined with 100 razor sharp teeth and prey on fish, although they have been known to eat small animals.

They have a bulbous growth on the tip of their snout called ghara which is used to make a hissing mating call.

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[FULL] CAT VS CROCODILE! Moment Cat Battles with Zoo Crocodile and WINS

Published on 21 Feb 2013 – worldviralvideonews

When a domestic cat came face to face with a crocodile it seemed the feline was about to meet a grisly end. The hapless ginger and white cat found its way into the crocodile enclosure at a zoo in Jaipur, India. As one reptile glided up to the animal at the water’s edge onlookers tried unsuccessfully to scare the moggy away.

When Tourists Attack: 9 Crocodiles Stoned to Death at Chinese Zoo

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“WTF…first it’s lions, now it’s crocodiles…who are the real monsters here? It seems some, REPEAT some, Chinese knob heads are not happy unless they are seeing an animal suffer, or watching a live animal be fed upon by lions kept at such zoos in China. Your seriously telling me that if zoo staff were around, they would stop these stupid MF’s from having their fun…I doubt it. What I do know is that the wrong animals are behind bars…these animals are free; to go kill other animals that don’t satisfy them!!”

“Please note, go to the link at the end to sign petitions to protect wildlife.”

At best, zoos are institutions of conservation and wildlife education. At worst, they’re abusive prisons that exploit wildlife to make money.

But this tale of zoo cruelty out of China is beyond the pale—recently, visitors to a Shenzhen zoo killed nine crocodiles by throwing rocks and garbage into their exhibit.

Who are the real monsters??

The incident apparently stemmed from visitors’ dissatisfaction with the hibernating crocodiles. Trying to get the reptiles to move, guests began yelling and spitting at the animals. This behaviour quickly escalated into more extreme abuse: trash, stones and random objects were thrown at the sleeping crocodiles. 

The zoo’s staff maintains that it was unable to stop people from hurling things into the crocodile enclosure. It was only later, when zoo-keepers went to clean the garbage out of the exhibit, that they discovered nine of the 11 crocodiles were dead.

While a violent crowd may seem out of zoo-keepers  control, Chinese zoos have faced accusations of negligence before. It seems unlikely that the zoo officials were completely powerless to protect the crocodiles. Even if they were, they could have checked on the animals sooner rather than later—potentially saving some crocodiles from death.

Unfortunately this is not the first time a Chinese zoo has come under fire for careless staff or animal cruelty.

A few days ago visitors to the Hangzhou Zoo threw snowballs at the zoo’s lions; there was no zoo staff present to stop the crowd.

Two years ago the Animals Asia Foundation published a report chronicling the horrible conditions and untrained staff found at many Chinese zoos.

One of the worst offences was forcing zoo animals to perform tricks using whips and metal hooks to direct them. The report says: “The appalling treatment of many animals by performance staff demonstrates a lack of compassion and respect for animals.

Allowing the public to view animals being forced to behave unnaturally, and in many cases being beaten into performing, conveys the message that it is acceptable to dominate and harm animals in the name of entertainment.” Chinese zoos have also been accused of live-feeding, which involves starving predatory animals and having them stalk live prey to entertain visitors.

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News Link:-http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/01/22/when-people-attack-zoo-visitors-kill-nine-crocodiles

Fully conscious crocs slaughtered

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A charge of animal cruelty will be laid against a Rustenburg farm in the North West for allegedly slaughtering fully conscious crocodiles, the NCSPCA said on Friday.

Spokesman Nazareth Appalsamy said the reptiles were supposed to be pre-stunned before being killed.

Juvenile crocodiles at the farm were being killed to provide skins for the fashion industry.

“The method of slaughter (or pithing) was that a knife was used to cut the nape of the neck, then a screwdriver inserted to mangle or scramble their brains before a long wire was run down their spinal cords,” said Appalsamy.

The purpose of pre-stunning was to render the animals unconscious before being slaughtered.

Crocodiles on the farm concerned were fully conscious during the pithing process.

“Personnel from the National Council’s Farm Animal Unit intervened, stopped the process and issued a warning in terms of the Animals Protection Act.”

He said a follow-up inspection showed that conditions had improved for the animals, but the organisation would still push ahead to lay charges against the farm. – Sapa

News Link:-http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/fully-conscious-crocs-slaughtered-1.1294960

Giant croc seen in Mary River

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“I dont think its fair that they trap these croc’s to release into a zoo or croc farm. Were talking mega sizes & they must have been through a lot in their life to get to a giant size. It just seems a shame, can’t they be put back into the wild away from people…after all, they were there first!”

WILDLIFE rangers will today try to capture a large crocodile seen in the Mary River near Maryborough.

Environment and Heritage Protection Minister Andrew Powell yesterday confirmed rangers were preparing to capture the 3.5 metre saltwater crocodile reported to the department by a commercial fisherman on Tuesday.

“The crocodile was sighted on a mudbank about two kilometres from Beaver Rock boat ramp, opposite Bros Island,” Mr Powell said.

Rangers yesterday confirmed the presence of the crocodile and made arrangements for a trap to be set in the Mary River this morning.

“In line with the crocodile management policy, any crocodile caught south of the Boyne River (near Gladstone) will be targeted for removal and relocated to a crocodile farm or zoo.

“Although there have been a number of anecdotal reports of crocodiles sighted in the Great Sandy Straits and Mary River over recent years, this is the first confirmed sighting.

“I’m advised that the area where the crocodile was seen is well upstream from where anyone would be likely to go swimming, but it would be used by people fishing, catching prawns and pumping worms and yabbies,” Mr Powell said.

“Although this is a rare sighting of a saltwater crocodile this far south, people need to be sensible and stay away from the area.”

News Link:-http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/story/2012/05/02/giant-croc-seen-in-mary-river/

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