Watch this video to learn about ACES research and the data collected that is funded by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation.
October 2011, ACES was called north for the first time to relocate two problematic saltwater crocs on the prowl. Eating several pets, ACES team responded despite hurricane warnings. The cause? Of course humans feeding crocs; however, this time it was indirectly. Seen all too often on Ambergris Caye, garbage was being tossed in a ditch within several feet of the lagoon. Not only does this pollute the water, but it also attracts raccoons, a natural food source for these large apex predators. Pets, left out side at night, were also attracted to the garbage and became incidental prey.
Here, Research Biologist, Cherie Chenot-Rose, that's me, educates you on basic American crocodile biology as I train Chris Summers who has now been with ACES Team for 11 months. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Croc Wrangler Chris! You have come a long way and we are all proud of you.
Special thanks to Sam DiBartolo, who captured this video.
Learn how you can Help Take a Bite out of Extinction by visiting ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary at www.americancrocodilesanctuary.org. ACES current research is funded by the Rufford Small Grants Foundation.