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Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), Nairobi National Park, Kenya

Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus), Nairobi National Park, Kenya

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Uploaded 09 Jul 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: African Biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
From the 1940s to the 1960s, the Nile crocodile was hunted, primarily for high-quality leather, though also for meat and purported curative properties. The population was severely depleted, and the species faced extinction. National laws, and international trade regulations have resulted in a resurgence in many areas, and the species as a whole is no longer threatened with extinction. Crocodile 'protection programs' are artificial environments where crocodiles exist safely and without the th ...
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