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American Crocodile

Croc FAQs

This video addresses some frequently asked questions about American crocodiles and FWRI’s current research on this threatened species.

A shy and reclusive species, the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) occurs at the northern end of its range in South Florida. It is protected as a threatened species by the Federal Endangered Species Act and as a Federally-designated threatened species by Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. Florida is the only place in the world where you can find alligators and crocodiles living together in the wild!