American Crocodile Education Sanctuary

PO Box 9, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize, Central America

+501-623-7920  |  +501-637-8769

info@ACESbelize.com

©2019 American Crocodile Education Sanctuary. All rights reserved. Website created by stephaniehigh.com.

ACES is a Non-Profit Organization founded by Wildlife Behaviorist & Croc Wrangler, Vince Rose, & Research Biologist, Cherie Chenot-Rose ~ Belize

DONATE

Your support is essential to our survival.

 

IN KIND CONTRIBUTIONS

Travelling to Belize soon? If you'd like to make an in kind contribution, the following list contains items that need replacing most often from constant wear and tear throughout the year.

  • Old towels

  • Bed sheets

  • Paracord

  • Rope

  • 18650 button top batteries

  • Animal crates of all sizes

  • 18650 headlamps

  • 18650 focus beam flashlights

  • Electric tape

  • Waterproof notepads

  • Strong mosquito repellent 

 

ADOPT-A-CROC

Adopt one of ACES captive crocodiles through monthly donations.

 

BUDDHA

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 2-foot American Crocodile

Buddha is our smallest resident. Taken in as a hatchling due to severe emaciation. After 8 months of rehabilitation, Buddha was approved for release. Unfortunately, Buddha was found in the wild again miles away from his release point just months later in the same shape as when we originally found him. He struggles quite a lot with hunting successfully enough to sustain himself. Buddha lives in his own 300-gallon pond stocked with food for him to practice his hunting skills. If he improves and can sustain himself while retaining his fear of people, Buddha can be released, but as of now he is still in need of our assistance.

JEWELS

5-foot American crocodile

Jewels, our little diva, was illegally taken from the wild as a hatchling and kept as a 'pet'. Once she got to a size that she could do some serious damage, her 'owners' dumped her into a pond and left her to fend for herself. She was found by ACES seriously underweight and very eager to greet us. She is completely reliant on people for food and because she missed out on the years that are vital to learning the skills of being a wild croc, she lacks hunting skills almost entirely. Jewels lives in a 2400-gallon pond and is an ambassador for the conservation of her species.

ROBBIE

6.5-foot Morelet's crocodile

Robbie came from a newly opened resort in the southern part of Belize. 
He'd been fed by human hand for so long he'd completely lost all fear of people, so much so that we didn't even need bait to catch him! Poor Robbie expects to be fed, and since he's been in our care we've never seen evidence of him attempting to catch any of the fish or other critters that frequent his enclosure. He's a gentle soul though and we love him!

SHOP ACES EXCLUSIVES

Take home a souvenir while supporting a great cause!  The military green shirts worn by ACES team are available in women's tank tops and men's t-shirts in limited quantities. Please contact Christina at saveacroc@gmail.com to inquire about availability.

 
 

TAKE A BITE OUT OF EXTINCTION

Your tax deductible donation helps to fund our country-wide crocodile rescue program and supplies food, vitamins, medical care, and maintenance of natural habitats for crocs undergoing rehabilitation, as well as for injured and problematic crocodiles living in the sanctuary.

 

GRANTS & PREMIUM CONTRIBUTIONS

Valued Partnerships

FONDATION BRIGITTE BARDOT

THE RUFFORD FOUNDATION

THE SUMMERLEE FOUNDATION