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Cuban crocodile

Endangered Cuban Crocodiles Come Home
HAVANA, Cuba (July 13, 2017) – Experts from WCS’s Global Conservation Programs and WCS’s Bronx Zoo assisted Cuban conservationists in the recent release of 10 Cuban crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) into Cuba’s Zapata Swamp as part of an ongoing recovery strategy for this Critically Endangered species.
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A DNA study finds that Cuban and American crocodiles are getting along a little too well. Interbreeding between the species is putting the Cuban croc at risk for extinction.
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Hybridization may threaten Cuban crocodiles Study shows that Cuban and American crocs more closely related than previously thought  NEW YORK (June 22, 2011) – A new genetic study by a team of Cuban and American researchers confirms that American crocodiles are hybridizing with wild populations of critically endangered Cuban crocodiles, which may cause a population decline of this species found only in the Cuban Archipelago.   Cuban crocodiles and American crocodiles have ...
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