Are There Crocodiles In Laos? (Finally Explained!)

Siamese crocodile is considered one of the world’s most endangered reptiles in the wild. The Mekong River basin and wetlands in Cambodia appear to hold the only remaining wild populations, and even these are fragmented and depleted because of hunting, habitat loss and overgrazing.

“This is the first time that we have seen a captive-bred specimen of this species in captivity and we are very excited to see how it grows and matures,” said study co-author and conservation biologist, Dr. David R. Smith, from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Does Thailand have wild crocodiles?

Siamese crocodile is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia, Brunei, East Malaysia, Laotian, Thailand, and Vietnam. It is found in tropical and subtropical areas of Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South America and the Pacific Islands.

Does Thailand have crocodiles or alligators?

Crocodiles are seen at Sri Ayuthaya Crocodile Farm. Thailand’s crocodiles, which can grow up to 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh more than 1,000 pounds (454 kilograms), are a popular tourist attraction, but they are also a threat to the country’s fragile ecosystem, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change.

The study, led by researchers from the University of California, Davis, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), found that the number of crocs in Thailand has been steadily increasing over the past two decades, with the largest increase occurring between 2000 and 2010.

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The study also showed that croc populations have been increasing at a faster rate in some areas than in others, suggesting that climate change may be playing a role in their population growth.

Is there crocodiles in Cambodia?

Siamese crocodile is one of the most rare crocodiles in the world. Populations of mature individuals have plummeted to fewer than 250 in the wild, mostly found in Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean. The species is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and is classified as Vulnerable under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Does Bangkok have crocodiles?

You can travel to nature reserves, marine parks, farms, and sanctuaries to see these creatures, but downtown bangkok is not one of them. The residents were shocked to run into a crocodile in Charoen Krung soi 107. The reptile was spotted by a man walking his dog in the area. He called the police, who arrived at the scene and took the animal into custody. It was later released back into the wild.