Watch: 50 rare crocodiles released in Cambodia’s tropical Cardamom Mountains

Cambodian conservationists have released 50 captive-bred juvenile Siamese crocodiles at a remote site in Cambodia as part of an ongoing programme to save the species from extinction. Watch the incredible moment the tiny crocs are set free.

The Siamese crocodile is one of the world’s rarest crocodiles, largely due to decades of hunting and habitat loss. They are categorised as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

The species was rediscovered in the wild in 2000, after which Fauna & Flora and its government partners set up Cambonia’s first conservation breeding programme, which sees Siamese crocodiles bred in captivity before being released into the wild in remote sites protected by local communities.

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