Alligators extend their habitat from the swamps to include the beach
Conservation measures pay off: big predators recolonise their original habitats - life science news

Many predators show up in funny places, as they return to their original habitats where they lived before they became endangered. Alligators, for example, appear to live on the beach and not only in the swamps where they found their last refuge. Killer whales swim up the rivers, and sea otters can live outside the kelp fields where they had retreated to escape from extinction. Now that their numbers are increasing, as a result of wild life conservation, they are on their way to recolonise their long-lost habitats, showing that these animals have huge adaptive capabilities and can take up once again their role in their original ecosystems.

Read the full story: Duke University
Scientific publication: Current Biology