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Save the American Croc by Cynpai Save the American Croc by Cynpai

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus)

American Crocodile by Tomás Castelazo, CC BY-SA 2.5

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Vulnerable
Threats: Poaching, pollution, habitat loss, removal of adults for commercial farming, cars.
Current estimated population (1996): 2,000 individuals estimated to reside in Florida, other populations unknown, increasing. Requires re-evaluation.



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:iconmikespikester11:
Worry not. Due to consveration efforts. The American Crocodile population is increasing. I wouldn't be surprised if in a few years. It's removed from the endangered species list.

In fact due to the slight increase of the population. The species has been moved down from endangered to vulnerable. Chances are. This species will recover. =)
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:iconalygator711:
Alygator711 Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've got to say, part of the problem has to be feeding them. If they're anything like alligators (which I've seen a ton of) then they'll get far too comfortable with humans when they're hand fed. They have a good sense of smell (they use it to search for food above water. They can easily smell food on humans or pets and want to go after them; they could confuse hands with food; they could even get angry they're not being fed. Because of that, the attacks rise and, any time a croc or gator attacks, it almost always gets killed. :/
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:iconlittlemissawesome:
I absolutely adore alligators.:heart:
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:iconlittlemissawesome:
*Crocs

Well alligators, too. :>
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:iconvieveila:
LOL at first I thought it said 'save the american cock' >3>
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:iconcynpai:
Cynpai Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see where your mind is. :eyes:
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:icongalacticmuhrine:
I'm pretty sure it's situation has changed since 1996. I read somewhere that a nuclear reactor or plant had something to do with a population boom for them.
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:icontarbosaurusbatar:
TarbosaurusBatar Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Radioactive crocodiles. We got some B-movie material right here.
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:iconcynpai:
Cynpai Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I noted that the species is due for a re-evaluation. c:
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