Saltwater crocodiles

Crocodylus porosus

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The city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory lies in the heart of crocodile country. In the 1950s, saltwater crocodiles were shot, skinned, and turned into shoes and handbags. After hunting was banned in the 1970s, crocodile numbers climbed. Now there’s a croc for every man, woman, and child in Darwin. Can the human citizens learn to live alongside their toothy neighbors?

Image Credit: Gerald and Buff Corsi. CalPhotos. CC BY-NC-SA

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