Peru was a crocodile paradise before the Amazon River went and ruined it

February 25, 2015 12:17 AM

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In Pre-Amazonian Peru, the crocodile was king. Seven species of crocodile, to be precise. That's more species of crocodile than have ever been found co-existing in one habitat -- and we have the Amazon River to thank for their disappearance.

Okay, okay, so the Amazon is veritably teeming with biodiversity across the board. But for crocodiles, at least, the river was bad for business.

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