FIVE-METER LONG OLD FEMALE ORINOCO CROCODILE REST.
A five-meter long female Orinoco Crocodile (Crocodylus intermedius)
rests at the biological reserve of Hato El Frio in Venezuela`s western
state of Apure, 470 miles away from Caracas, May 23, 2003. More than
130 born-in-captivity crocodiles between one and two years old were
released into their natural environment as part of a program to
preserve them. The Orinoco crocodile, South America's largest predator,
is one of ten most endangered species in the world. REUTERS/Jorge Silva