Over 900 Baby Crocodiles Found in Box at China-Vietnam Border

By Josh Peachey, September 2, 2016

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Border police in Guangxi recently discovered 940 baby Siamese crocodiles in two boxes.  

Xinhua reported that border police patrolling the area earlier this week could hear animal sounds. They eventually found the boxes on a pier in Dongxing Township, Fangchenggang, which lies on the China-Vietnam border.

Siamese crocodiles are a protected species, and despite police asking residents in the area, no one claimed responsibility for the collection of the 15-day-old reptiles.

This isn’t the first appearance of Siamese crocodiles in Fangchenghang. In July, nearly 400 baby Siamese crocodiles were discovered in a rented house. Six months prior to that, 70 frozen ones were found in a seafood truck in the city.

Native to Southeast Asia, Siamese crocodiles are a critically endangered species. Their skin is used in luxury leather products around the globe. It is against the law to raise them in China without a license, or to sell and traffic the animal.

[Image via Shanghai Daily]

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