Salty

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A saltwater crocodile sits in the rain at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. The largest of all living reptiles, salties are pretty impressive – and pretty creepy – creatures. They’re the most widely distributed crocodile, meaning you can see their eyes just poking over the top of the water anywhere from tropical Asia to the Pacific.

In Singapore, however, they’re listed as locally critically endangered. Their reproductive habits – mothers lay up to 80 eggs at a time and fiercely guard their nest made out of decomposing vegetation that warms the lil’ ones – aren’t the problem. The problem is our mangrove habitat is fast-disappearing, and Sungei Buloh is pretty much one of the last bastions of the brackish territory these guys hang around in.

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  1. Mel & Suan says:

    Imagine if babies are nursing in Sungei Buloh, the moms and dads should be around somewhere…

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    1. As of now I personally know of no babies in Sungei Buloh, but yeah, for sure!

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      1. Mel & Suan says:

        Well, I saw one recently when I finally did go (yeah I know). It was probably no longer than 2 feet but relaxing on a log of wood.

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      2. Wow, that’s fantastic! It’s great to know they’re reproducing. More crocs are good crocs!

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