May 18, 2022

Nine Hatchlings and One Adult of Siamese Crocodile Spotted in Srepok Area

The Ministry of Enviornment’s and WWF’s wildlife research team confirmed last week the discovery of nine hatchlings and one adult of the critically endangered Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) following their regular field survey in the Srepok wilderness, according to the Ministry of Environment on Jan. 18.

In their crocodile status survey, a group of wildlife researchers from the Ministry of Environment and WWF re-confirmed the presence of these critically endangered reptile hatchlings, which were discovered in the area in September last year.

The hatchlings are now about 7-8 months old and are in good condition. WWF’s Wildlife Experts welcome the good news that the hatchlings are protected and growing.

They suggested that the youngsters are expected to disperse over the coming months, with the hope that they will reach their maturity and become breeding adults in the future.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press