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    Posted October 7, 2008 by
    acesnpo
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    San Pedro Town, Belize
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    Morning Express with Robin Meade

    Dangerous 13 foot Crocodile Saved and Relocated by Californian

     

    Vincent Rose, Apex Predator Behaviorist, originally from the Bay area of Northtern California, now resides in southern Belize and dedicates himself to capturing and relocating dangerous American Crocodiles that would otherwise be killed. Highly misunderstood and deemed a vulnerable species, these magnificant reptiles are normally killed when they become problematic. Vince states, "With only about 10,000 left worldwide and with studies showing that their blood kills both HIV and Herpes in laboratory studies, it is imparitive we protect those remaining for fiture generations." Vince and his wife Cherie founded ACES/American Crocodile Education Sanctuary. Together they safely relocated a 13 foot American Crocodile from  Ambergris Caye. The croc named 'George' was being illegally fed as a tourist attraction by locals. Deemed dangerous because of the crocodiles lack of fear for humans, the Belize Forest Department permitted Biologist Cherie Chenot-Rose and Apex Predator Behaviorist Vince Rose to capture and relocate the large reptile to ACES natural conatinment facility in Punta Gorda, Belize. The croc is now recovering from poor nutrition and abuse. ACES is a non-profit organization committed to conserving Belize's crocodilians and their critical habitats through scientific research and education to preserve Belize's wildlife for future generations.The video was recorded and edited by the San Pedro Sun of Ambergris, Belize. For further information go to www.americancrocodilesanctuary.org

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