Siamese Crocodile Eggs Found in Koh Kong

Koh Kong: Conservation groups of the Fisheries Administration, WCS and a local group found rare crocodile nests in the system of Prek Serech in Koh Kong province earlier this week.

The WCS, published on Facebook on June 14, said the 48 eggs were of the Crocodylus siamensis, a species on the IUCN Red List of endangered list.

Native to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and possibly Malaysia, Myanmar and Indonesia, their numbers have rapidly declined. It is estimated that in Cambodia there are about 100 to 300 young crocodiles that the recent discovery shows that Cambodia is an important habitat for this type of crocodile.

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