Dangerous attraction: Amorous pursuit imperils Cuban crocodile

CIENAGA DE ZAPATA, CUBA (AFP) – Being too coveted a mating partner can have its downside for a species faced with extinction, as the Cuban crocodile has learned. Arduous pursuit by its amorous American counterpart has seen survival of the island species, its numbers already dwindling, further threatened by hybridisation. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN),

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