Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis)

Interesting :

Male freshwaters crocodile with 12 feet in length is larger than female one which has longer tail and much more of scales.The freshwaters crocodile's head is shorter than saltwater crocodile's and it has 4 armor plates on its neck lining clearly and back legs with little fascia. The big tail helps to swim and protect it from dangers.

Habitat :

The Siamese crocodile is native to Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand.

Food :

Most freshwaters crocodile eat animal with medium size such as fish, frog, bird including small mammals or even the big animal, it can tear the prey to become small pieces easily and digest it slowly so it can survive without eating anything for 15-30 days. It prefers to stay alone and finds food in slow moving water like swamp, river, and some lakes with not exceed 5 feet in depth. In hot day, it likes to sink in the water.

Current Status :

It is a protected animal of Thailand under Thai Wildlife Protection Act B.E. 2535.

Point of view :

Update : 11 April 2017