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Only about 400 Siamese crocodile remain in the wild, most of which are thought to live in Cambodia.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Eight freshly hatched turtles from one of the world’s rarest crocodiles have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, raising expectations for continued wildlife. ..
Conservation activists found a baby Siamese crocodile in a river in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary earlier this month, according to the Cambodian Ministry of the Environment and the World Wildlife Fund.
The team discovered young reptiles after four days of scrutiny of the habitat where they discovered footprints and dung a few months ago.
The species was once widespread throughout Southeast Asia, but is now described by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered. It almost disappeared by the 1990s due to a combination of factors such as poaching, habitat destruction and mating with other crocodile species.
In a statement, wildlife groups jointly sought photographic evidence of populations breeding in the Srepok Reserve, but had been unsuccessful for more than a decade.
Environment Minister Sei Samal praised the discovery as “such rewarding news,” and WWF’s Milow Gronnenberg called it “an important discovery for species in Cambodia and the world.”
According to the statement, the area is protected by Rangers in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary.
Only about 400 Siamese crocodile remain in the wild, most of which are thought to live in Cambodia. In 2017, wildlife researchers found six eggs in the Srae Ambel district of southern Koh Kong while looking for reptile footprints, signs, and dung.
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