Wild Wonder Wednesday! Meet Big Ben.

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🌿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.