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South African Nile Crocodile

South African Nile Crocodile
savethelephant, 28 Aug 2016
    • savethelephant
      Madagascar Nile Crocodile
      8/9/16
      Madagascar
    • ThylacineAlive
      Wait what? Do they have new crocodiles in Madagascar! because the usual pair are South African, C. n. cowei. Has something really exciting happened!?

      ~Thylo:cool:
    • savethelephant
      Err no sorry, I just assumed because it's in the Madagacar exhibit that's what it would be :eek:
      Sorry
    • jayjds2
      Does any zoo in the US (or any, really, outside Madagascar) have Madagascar Nile crocodile, besides the supposed 1.0 at the Capital of Texas Zoo?
    • ThylacineAlive
      They're kept in one place in Europe: ZootierlisteHomepage

      ~Thylo:cool:
    • TeaLovingDave
      Two places in Europe, actually - but I believe it is not on-record that the "non-subspecific" Nile at the other collection are Malagasy so I have never altered the listing.
    • jayjds2
      Thanks, both of you. I suppose it's lucky that I saw the one at COT Zoo if they are that rare.
    • Chlidonias
      what's the deal with Madagascar crocodiles? I see from Mr. Google that there are numerous crocodile farms on the island and lots have been exported from there alive (and also to a crocodile farm set up on Mauritius). So surely there must be lots of Madagascar crocodiles in zoos? Or were the farms set up with imported African crocodiles (or a combination)?
    • lintworm
      It doesn't really matter as it is even questionnable whether the Madagascar ssp is actually distinct at all from the mainland population...
    • TeaLovingDave
      Funny enough, I have heard the reverse; that it looks like the preliminary data suggests it might go the way of suchus and end up with full species status.
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