Largest number of baby Siamese crocodiles spotted by conservationists in Cambodia

Sightings reveal that Siamese crocodiles have been breeding in the wild.

Ten baby Siamese crocodiles have been seen in the wild, a breakthrough for this species that was once thought to be extinct in the wild.

Conservationists from Fauna & Flora International (FFI) spotted the hatchlings in late January in Veal Veng crocodile sanctuary, a protected area in Cambodia managed by FFI.

Listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, this is the second time in a decade that baby siamese crocodiles have been seen in the wild. It is estimated that only 250 Siamese crocodiles can be found in the rivers of Cambodia.

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