The Wider Image: Cuban scientists race to save one of the world's rarest crocodiles
Cuban crocodiles (Crocodylus rhombifer) recovered from a poacher, and given by the police to the director of the crocodile hatchery, rest inside a plastic bag before being released into nature at Zapata Swamp, Cienaga de Zapata, Cuba, August 24, 2022. Illegal hunting and hybridization with American crocodiles - which muddles the species genetics - have for decades threatened populations here. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini SEARCH "MENEGHINI ZAPATA CROCODILES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.