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  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
  • Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA

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Vulnerable Mugger Crocodile

Crocodylus palustris

Saint Augustine Alligator Farm, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA

Vulnerable

The species status was evaluated during an international workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May 2013 at which over 40 regional experts and field researchers contributed current data and observations. In 1989, the overall population size was estimated to be between 2,000-3,000 individuals (Whitaker and Whitaker 1989). Populations declined in the past, but in the current three generation period (approximately 1938 to present) populations in India and Sri Lanka were generally stable or recovering but decline continues in Pakistan, Iran, Nepal and the species is extirpated from Bangladesh and Myanmar. Although adequate survey data are lacking, existing records indicate that ... Read More

This species was threatened by habitat destruction due to agricultural and industrial expansion, entanglement and drowning in fishing equipment, egg predation by humans, illegal poaching for skin and meat and the use of body parts in medicine. Crocodiles were often treated as pests to inland fisheries and killed whenever possible (Santiapillai and Silva 2001). There are increasing incidents of human conflict with this species and this is due to encroachment by humans into the species' natural habitats (B.C. Choudhury pers. comm.). Read More

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Choudhury, B.C. & de Silva, A. 2013. Crocodylus palustris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T5667A3046723. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-2.RLTS.T5667A3046723.en