Under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), plant and animal species may be listed as either endangered or threatened. “Endangered” means a species is in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range.
A cluster of sick or dead animals in an area may indicate a wildlife disease of concern. If you find sick or dead wildlife, contact your closest state or federal wildlife agency that may want to investigate some of these incidents.
The American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) lives in several places within the Americas, including Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and south Florida.