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Chocolate cichlid

Chocolate cichlid

Golden Sailfin Pleco

Golden Sailfin Pleco

Pearl eartheater

Pearl eartheater

Threadfin acara

Threadfin acara

Flag cichlid

Flag cichlid

Threadfin acara

Threadfin acara

Redhump eartheater

Redhump eartheater

Redhump eartheater

Redhump eartheater

Red face pike cichlid

Red face pike cichlid

Saddle cichlid

Saddle cichlid

Gilded Catfish

Gilded Catfish

Emerald catfish

Emerald catfish

Dorado

Dorado

Zapoara

Zapoara

Spotted metynnis

Spotted metynnis

Angelfish

Angelfish

Altum angelfish

Altum angelfish

Itaituba freshwater stingray

Itaituba freshwater stingray

Black Shovelnose Catfish

Black Shovelnose Catfish

Acary avion

Acary avion

Golden Sailfin Pleco

Golden Sailfin Pleco

Boa constrictor

Boa constrictor

Scarlet-headed blackbird

Scarlet-headed blackbird

Red Siskin

Red Siskin

Red Siskin

Red Siskin

Violet turaco

Violet turaco

Emerald dove

Emerald dove

Red-throated Parrotfinch

Red-throated Parrotfinch

Philippines crocodile

Philippines crocodile

Facts

LatinCrocodylus mindorensis
Size300 cm
FoodFish, insects, small mammals
HabitatLakes and rivers
IUCN

Critically endangered

The Philippine crocodile is one of the most critically threatened crocodile species in the world. In the past, crocodile skin trading was the greatest threat to the Philippine crocodile, but today clearing of its natural habitat presents an even more serious threat to the species.

LocationPhilippines
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Close to extinction

Scientists estimate that there are only around 250 Philippine crocodile left in the wild. The crocodiles at the National Aquarium Denmark have been bred in captivity as part of a breeding programme aiming to help secure the survival of the species.

Builds nests

The female lays her eggs in a nest which she builds on land using plant material and mud. The nest can be more than ½ a metre high and 2 metres wide. There, she lays up to 30 eggs at a time, which hatch after 65-78 days.

The temperature determines the sex

The temperature of the nest determines the sex of the newly hatched crocodiles. If the egg is kept below 31°C, it will be female, whereas if it exceeds 33°C, it will be male. At 32°C, either sex is equally likely.

The Mabuwaya Foundation

The National Aquarium Denmark supports the Mabuwaya Foundation, which runs projects aimed at securing the survival of the Philippine crocodile in the wild. The projects involve research, conservation and educating the local population.


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