It’s Wild Wonder Wednesday! Introducing Big Ben: The Unique Morelet’s Crocodile, Big Ben, was named by our FCD Research Field Staff.
Did you know that Morelet’s crocodiles were often mistaken for American crocodiles until the 1920s? One key characteristic that sets them apart is their remarkably wide snout. These crocodiles possess an impressive set of 66-68 teeth, perfectly aligned in both their upper and lower jaws. This alignment is a defining feature that distinguishes crocodiles from alligators. The crocs in Chiquibul are special since they are known to be one of two genetically pure populations left in Belize.