Question: Are There Crocodiles In Thailand?

Are there saltwater crocodiles in Thailand?

The saltwater crocodile was historically known to be widespread throughout Southeast Asia, but is now extinct throughout much of this range. This species has not been reported in the wild for decades in most of Indochina and is extinct in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and possibly Cambodia.

Are there crocodiles in Thailand Rivers?

The Siamese crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) is a medium-sized freshwater crocodile native to Indonesia (Borneo and possibly Java), Brunei, East Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The species is critically endangered and already extirpated from many regions.

Are there crocodiles in Phuket?

Thailand on the hunt for crocodile in resort town of Phuket

It is still not known whether it is a saltwater crocodile or of mixed species. Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong said the authorities have checked all five crocodile farms in Phuket and no reptile has been lost in any of them.

Are there crocodiles in Krabi?

“There are 19 crocodile operators in Krabi which have more than 2,000 crocodiles. There are five crocodiles operators with 662 crocodiles in Klongtom, alone.”

Is there sharks in Thailand?

Bull sharks and Tiger sharks have been located occasionally in Thai waters but they are very rarely encountered by divers as they prefer staying at depth. The shark divers are most likely to encounter in Thailand is the grey reef shark, which grows quite large – up to 2 metres – but is harmless.

Are there tigers in Thailand?

In Thailand, tigers live in protected areas. There are known to be at least 189 tigers in Thailand. In 2016 camera traps discovered a new breeding population of the critically endangered Indochinese tiger living in a national park in eastern Thailand.

Are there sharks in Phuket?

Leopard sharks are among the most common sharks that divers experience around Phuket, the Phi Phi Islands and the Similan Islands. At daytime, you will only tend to see them swimming if they have been frightened by another dive group and are moving to a new place.

Are there snakes in Thailand?

Thailand has more than 200 snake species, including about three dozen that are venomous. But most do not pose a threat to people. “There are only a few cases where snakes come into people’s houses and hurt them.”

What is the most dangerous animal in Thailand?

Jellyfish. Sharks are not a problem in Thai waters, so jellyfish are the most dangerous animal you are likely to encounter while swimming.

Are there alligators in Phuket?

So yes, there are crocodiles in Phuket but not wild ones, you will only in farms and zoos.

Are there crocodiles in Malaysia?

Crocodile mauls Indonesian to death in Malaysia. Saltwater crocodiles are often sighted along rivers and by beaches in Malaysia’s two states in Borneo – Sabah and Sarawak. Borneo is shared between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.