(CMR) Scores of plastic bags were found inside the belly of a dead crocodile on Tuesday (September 22) by a Jamaican environmentalist.
According to Joey Brown who works at Hope Zoo a crocodile was transported to the zoo after it was found dead by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA).
Brown who performed the post mortem on the endangered specie revealed that 22 plastic bags were pulled from the crocodile’s stomach.
“As I opened up the stomach, I found it was packed completely full w/ over 22 #plastic bags,” said Brown in a tweet.
Brown used the occasion to remind the public that improper disposal of plastics can be deadly to wild life.
Over 1 million marine animals (including mammals, fish, sharks, turtles, and birds) are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean.