Cuban Crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer)
Cuban Crocodile, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click for larger image Zapata Swamp, Cuba
February 2005

These photos were taken at the Crocodile Farm in the Zapata Swamp where there was healthy looking fencing between me and the crocodiles.

These crocodiles are endemic to the Zapata Swamp in Cuba and their numbers are declining. With less than 6,000 in the wild, they are classified as Endangered.

Cuban Crocodile, Zapata Swamp, Cuba, February 2005 - click for larger image One of the significant features of this crocodile is the bony ridge behind the eyes.

For more information on this species visit the University of Michigan's Animal Diversity Web.

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