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Joe Wasilewski releases a crocodile hatchling near the Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant where they protect the crocodile and conduct research by counting their nests annually to record population changes June 28, 2012 near Florida City, Florida. Wasilewski, a biologist, studies the reptile and helps in developing and constructing the American crocodile nesting habitat near the power plant. The American crocodile had been on the endangered species list but has been taken off that list and put on the threatened list. With the success of the program to help save the crocodile their populations around developed areas will continue to grow which means that there may be more encounters between humans and the reptile. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Endangered crocodile makes comeback

A successful crocodile conservation project in Florida has helped the American crocodile to be taken off the endangered species list, and moved to the threatened list. With the projects success, the crocodile population

around developed areas will continue to grow, which means that there may

be more encounters between humans and the reptile.