Wednesday, May 22, 2024

American Crocodile

Win a brand-new motorbike at Aces Wildlife Rescue’s first annual Christmas raffle

Aces Wildlife Rescue, the only wildlife rehabilitation organization serving Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker, is hosting a Christmas raffle with a brand new 2022 Honda xr150 motorbike up for winning. The drawing will be held on Christmas eve at 8PM at The Truck Stop. Tickets are BZ$50 and are available at The Truck Stop or ACES by calling 623-7920. All proceeds go to support Aces operations.

Despite conservation efforts, another American Crocodile is butchered on Ambergris Caye

According to ACES, the remains of the mature female animal was found floating in the Sewage Waste Treatment lagoons (WASA ponds) with a fractured skull, stab wound through the belly, and a clean slice through the base of the tail. This latest poaching incident brings to light the continued increase of illegal activities committed against the natural environment and the lack of enforcement by local authorities.

ACES rescues Crocodile Thomas on Ambergris Caye

On Monday, October 8th the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) rescued a 10-foot-long American Crocodile north of San Pedro Town named Thomas, who was found with a fishing line wrapped around his snout and leading down his throat.

ACES educates 2018 Camp Starfish attendees

ACES were on hand teaching Camp Starfish attendees all about the American and Morelet crocodiles of Belize. The children even got to meet and pet 'Enchilada', a rescue croc!

School children learn about crocodiles with ACES

The students at The Island Academy (TIA) enjoyed an interactive lesson on Crocodiles on Tuesday, February 6th courtesy of the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary (ACES) team.

Slaughtered jaguars prompt GOB to act, crocodile mutilations on the island goes ignored

The Government of Belize is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the culprits responsible for the death of two young jaguars in less than a month. However, they are also disappointed at the level of motivation when it comes to other protected wildlife, such as the illegal poaching and mutilation of American crocodiles on the island, which has been largely ignored by the governmental authorities.

Cautious with Crocs during hatching season

With the onset of hatching season for the saltwater tolerant American crocodile, Crocodylus acutus, the people of Ambergris Caye should be cautious around Belize’s shores.

Disturbing cruelty towards crocodiles raise concerns for ACES

ACES is imploring the general public to stop animal cruelty, explaining that these reptiles are essential to the health of the world’s ecosystems.