A Cuban Crocodile Gallops Like a Horse in Pursuit of a Man in a Florida Theme Park

A Cuban Crocodile Gallops Like a Horse in Pursuit of a Man in a Florida Theme Park



Just a few weeks ago, an image of a handbag made of crocodile skin on exhibit at the London Zoo drew the attention of many on social media.

Instead of a live Siamese crocodile inside the glass enclosure, the zoo has chosen to display the handbag with a placard that reads: “This bag used to be found swimming in slow-moving rivers and streams across Southeast Asia and Indonesia. Over the last 75 years, more than 80% of Siamese crocodiles have disappeared. Many, like this one, were hunted for their skins as part of the illegal wildlife trade.”

The zoo’s campaign for the conservation of such critically endangered animals quickly caught fire after the image was shared on Twitter. Many expressed their thoughts about the negative impacts of illegal trade and praised the zoo for its efforts to educate its visitors.

One commenter wrote: “This is why zoos are so important. They teach the public to care about wildlife!”

Another person remarked: “That’s quite a lovely bag, but I’d like it better if it was made of faux leather as to spare the crocodile’s life though… 🤩👜🐊”

Here’s another commenter’s passionate opinion: “That’s the kind of zoo I can get behind! No live caged animals, just the consequences of humans.”

Meanwhile, another individual shared this meaningful message: “Thanks for getting the word out about this. Hopefully it actually gets through to some people. Killing animals for fashion and makeup will never be justified.”

PHOTO: FACEBOOK VIDEO/GATORLAND ORLANDO
PHOTO: FACEBOOK VIDEO/GATORLAND ORLANDO

Yes, half of the 24 crocodile species are now listed as critically endangered and vulnerable species. Hunting, illegal trade, and habitat destruction are driving their population to extinction that’s why many people could not help sympathizing.

But it seems the good feeling can be easily replaced by fear as another piece of viral content is shared on social media and news sites about the really frightening sight of a galloping crocodile in pursuit of a man at a theme park and wildlife preserve in Florida.

The video was posted by Gatorland Orlando, showing their Cuban crocodile GALLOPING — not waddling — just like a horse, running crazy after a man, and the footage is HAIR-RAISING!

This article by Doris de Luna was first published by The Animal Rescue Site.


What you can do

Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.


payment

Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.

close
Vanished - Megascops Choliba by Jose Garcia Allievi

Discover hidden wildlife with our FREE newsletters

Select list(s):

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Supertrooper

Founder and Executive Editor

Share this post with your friends




Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

guest

1 Comment