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Siamese Crocodile



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Siamese crocodile captured by a FA/WWF-Cambodia camera trap in Mondulkiri Protected Forest, northeastern Cambodia.
© FA / WWF

Key Facts

  • Common Name

    Siamese Crocodile

  • Scientific Name

    Crocodylus siamensis

  • Status

    IUCN: Critically Endangered; CITES: Appendix I

    IUCN Red List Entry

  • Body Length

    Up to 300cm

  • Weight

    Up to several hundred kilogram

  • Did you know?

    One of the world's rarest reptiles

The Siamese crocodile is considered one of the world's most endangered reptiles in the wild. The Mekong River basin and wetlands in Cambodia appear to hold the only remaining wild populations, and even these are fragmented and depleted because of hunting, human disturbance, and habitat alteration. Past surveys have found populations in Cambodia’s Cardamom mountains as well as along the Mekong mainstream north of Kratie, and a WWF-led survey is underway to estimate crocodile population size along the Srepok River in Mondulkiri Protected Forest. These survey indicated that between 100 and 300 wild adults may remain in Cambodia. With more information on population size and status, there is hope that the Siamese crocodile might have a chance of survival in the wild.
 
	© FA / WWF-Cambodia
Siamese crocodile portrait as captured by an infrared camera trap in Mondulkiri Protected Forest, northeastern Cambodia.
© FA / WWF-Cambodia