siamese-crocodile

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A breed of crocodiles thought to be extinct was found in Cambodia by researchers at the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center. The Siamese crocodiles had not been spotted in years and are considered critically endangered within 99% of its known habitat. Scientists found more than 30 of them living in Cambodia.  A DNA test was conducted on the animals to confirm that they were, indeed, Siamese and the group is now the largest population in captivity (only about 250 of them are said to be in the wild, spread out along Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.) Read the full article here

By Maria Belgado