So frickin cute!!!
It's that adorable time of year again! The baby American crocodiles are emerging from their eggs and embarking on the tough journey of life! While they are the apex predators when they are adults, crocodiles are extremely fragile and vulnerable when they are young. With a survival rate of only 1 in 100, we are eager to find the local nesting sites to monitor this keystone species. We have been delighted to spot a couple of nesting areas this year on Ambergris Caye, but the numbers are still quite low as suitable nesting area diminishes with the increase in development. Please do your part to help our local crocs! If you see baby crocs - please keep your distance, Mama usually isn't far away. Baby crocs illegally kept as pets usually do not survive for long and may develop severe deformities as a result of improper care. If you have come across a clutch of hatchings, call ACES so we can mark and monitor the area. And as always, if you have questions or are concerned for the health of an animal, please feel free to contact us any day or night.