Three Crocodiles in Maharashtra, India, used their snouts to save a young dog from a pack of feral dogs that were chasing it into a river. The crocodiles, known as muggers, were so close to the dog that they could have easily eaten it, but instead, they nudged it towards safety on the river bank. Researchers speculate that the crocodiles may have displayed emotional empathy towards the dog, although this behavior requires further investigation. Additionally, the researchers discovered that the muggers showed an affinity for marigold flowers, potentially for their antimicrobial properties.
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