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Critically Endangered Crocs Hatch

August 17, 2017

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Photo Credit: ©WCS-Cambodia

We’re thrilled to announce that nine critically endangered Siamese crocodiles have hatched at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center in Cambodia. The total global population of these reptiles is only about 410 wild adults.

The reptiles hatched from eggs discovered and protected earlier this year by conservationists from WCS, the Fisheries Administration, and local communities in the Sre Ambel District of Koh Kong Province.

“We will take care of these hatchlings until they are able to survive in nature on their own. We will then release some to the wild, and others will be kept for breeding,” said WCS Technical Advisor Som Sitha.

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