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American Crocodile Translocation Study

tagged crocodile

American Crocodile with satellite tag attached to neck.

In South Florida, translocation of crocodiles may be used as a last resort to address human-crocodile conflict. This approach, however, has not always proved effective as some crocodiles have returned to the original site or other residential communities. When a translocated crocodile does not return, it remains unclear whether that animal has simply settled elsewhere or has not survived.

This study aimed to examine the impacts of translocation on crocodile movement patterns, body condition, and survival. 

Stay tuned to learn about our findings!