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Hatching of an endangered crocodile found in Cambodia | WGN Radio 720

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In this image released by the Ministry of the Environment of Cambodia and WWF, Siamese crocodile is swimming in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern plains of Cambodia on September 13, 2021 in Mondulkiri Province, Cambodia. It is a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, and expectations for its survival in the wild are rising. The Ministry of the Environment of Cambodia and the World Wildlife Fund announced on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 that they had found a baby Siamese crocodile in a river in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary. (WWF via Cambodia Ministry of the Environment and AP)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (AP) —Eight freshly hatched turtles from one of the world’s rarest crocodiles have been found in a wildlife sanctuary in eastern Cambodia, with expectations for continued wildlife. It is increasing.

Conservation activists found a baby Siamese crocodile in a river in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary earlier this month, according to the Cambodian Ministry of the Environment and the World Wildlife Fund.

The team discovered young reptiles after four days of scrutiny of the habitat where they discovered footprints and dung a few months ago.

The species was once widespread throughout Southeast Asia, but is now described by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered. It almost disappeared by the 1990s due to a combination of factors such as poaching, habitat destruction and mating with other crocodile species.

In a statement, wildlife groups jointly sought photographic evidence of populations breeding in the Srepok Reserve, but had been unsuccessful for more than a decade.

Environment Minister Sei Samal praised the discovery as “such rewarding news,” and WWF’s Milow Gronnenberg called it “an important discovery for species in Cambodia and the world.”

According to the statement, the area is protected by Rangers in the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary.

Only about 400 Siamese crocodile remain in the wild, most of which are thought to live in Cambodia. In 2017, wildlife researchers found six eggs in the Srae Ambel district of southern Koh Kong while looking for reptile footprints, signs, and dung.

Hatching of an endangered crocodile found in Cambodia | WGN Radio 720

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