Saltwater Crocodile or Estuarin Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) was kept in mini-Zoo for long time in Dawei since juvenile. This mini-Zoo is not suitable to keep any other animals and illegal facilities. Forest Department has been taken action since 2011 and force to shut down but some people are still visiting and 200kyat per person for entrance fees. This crocodile is about 10feet long. Forest Department and WCS Myanmar team are working together to release this crocodile near Bokepyin Township in Tanintharyi Region.
5 species of Crocodile can be found in Myanmar and these are Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), Siamese Crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis), Indian Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) and Marsh Crocodile (Crocodylus palustris). Saltwater Crocodile or Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) only exist in Myanmar and the other species were extinct in the wild. This species can be found in Ayeyarwady Delta region, Rekhine Costal and Tanintharyi coastal areas. Their Status: Lower Risk/least concern ver 2.3 in IUCN Red list.