Swedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species

April 19, 2015 9:24 AM

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Swedish babies of Cold War crocodiles head for Cuba swamp on mission to aid endangered species

Two adult Cuban crocodiles rest inside their enclosure at the Skansen zoo and aquarium in Stockholm, Wednesday April 15, 2015. Zoo director Jonas Wahlstrom says they were originally given as a gift from Fidel Castro to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago. The zoo is sending 10 of the pair’s hatchlings to Cuba for introduction into the wild. The Cuban crocodile is considered critically endangered. (AP Photo/David Keyton) (The Associated Press)

Baby Cuban crocodiles rest inside their enclosure at the Skansen zoo and aquarium in Stockholm, Wednesday April 15, 2015. Zoo director Jonas Wahlstrom says they were originally given as a gift from Fidel Castro to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago. The zoo is sending 10 of the pair’s hatchlings to...

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