What is the conservation status of Philippine crocodile?
The Philippine crocodile is a critically endangered species (IUCN 2000) and considered to be the most threatened crocodile species in the world. This endemic freshwater crocodile, once thought to be extinct in Luzon, was recently rediscovered in the Northern Sierra Madre, Northeast Luzon.
What is the present conservation status of the saltwater crocodile in the country?
It has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List since 1996. It was hunted for its skin throughout its range up to the 1970s, and is threatened by illegal killing and habitat loss.
Do crocodiles eat humans?
The two species with the most well-known and documented reputation for preying on humans are the Nile crocodile and saltwater crocodile, and these are the perpetrators of the vast majority of both fatal and non-fatal crocodilian attacks.
How far out to sea do crocodiles go?
It is estimated that they can be carried out approximately (on average) about 48km (or 30 miles). There have been extensive studies on crocodiles and their ability to ride out ocean waves and currents, especially in the Australian region.