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Saving South America's largest predator
It is critically endangered. The Orinoco crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius), the largest predator in South America, is an endemic reptile of the river of the same name, located between Colombia and Venezuela (South America). The reptile has long been a victim of overhunting. Thanks to conservation efforts, a reintroduction program took place last April. Fourteen individuals were reintroduced into the river. The Orinoco crocodile plays a key role in the region's ecosystem. It feeds on small predators, such as piranhas, ensuring the conservation of many other species of flora and fauna. Today, there are only 200 to 300 Orinoco crocodiles left in the wild.
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