Vote!

Crocodile found in Phuket sea will be kept at zoo

“Lepang”, a 2.8-metre-long male crocodile which was caught near Lepang beach in Phuket’s Thalang district in September will be kept at the Phuket zoo because it is a hybrid species. The decision to keep the Lepang crocodile at Phuket zoo was made at a meeting on Friday (Nov 17) of the Fisheries Department and relevant agencies, including Kasetsart and Mahildol universities and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation. Fisheries Department chief Adisorn Promthep said DNA tests showed that Lepang crocodile was a hybrid species of fresh-water and salt-water crocodiles and, therefore, could not be released into the wild. He said that the private zoo was a more appropriate place to keep the crocodile because the state has no space to keep the reptile. Mr Adisorn said the crocodile is in good shape and can eat as normal. The Lepang crocodile caused a big stir among tourists and...

 

If you wish to read the full news article, Crocodile found in Phuket sea will be kept at zoo, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but give us a 'LIKE' or share 1st .

 


Post date:
Date Modified:

 

Read full story...

 

 

 

 

Thailand News Phuket News  /  Asian Travel News South Korea - Malaysia - Singapore - China - Philippines - Laos - Burma - Cambodia - Vietnam - Indonesia

 

 BACK TO: Phuket Hotel Deals - Phuket Flights - Phuket Travel Articles - Phuket News - Phuket Real Estate - Asia Jobs

 

Scroll to Top - Sitemap