I was able to get up close and personal for a portrait of this small Siamese crocodile in Seim Reap Cambodia. The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a small to medium-sized freshwater #crocodile native to the region. Thailand and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions. Its other common names include Siamese freshwater #crocodile, Singapore small-grain, and soft-belly.
Siamese crocodiles are under threat from human disturbance and habitat occupation, which is forcing remaining populations to the edges of their former range. #Extinct from 99% of its original range, the Siamese crocodile is considered one of the least studied and most critically #endangered crocodilians in the world. Although few wild populations remain, more than 700,000. #cambodia