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Do crocodiles know their way home?

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tagged crocodile

American Crocodile with satellite tag attached to neck.

The range of the threatened American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in the United States is limited to the southernmost parts of Florida. As this species has recovered concurrently with an increasing human population, human–crocodile conflicts have also increased. Resolving conflicts can involve translocating crocodiles; however, they often return to the site from which they were removed. We examined the effects of translocation on crocodile movements, habitat use, body condition, and survival in Florida in 2018–2019 to refine recommendations for managers considering translocation to resolve human–crocodile conflict.

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