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Responding to CNA’s inquiries about the crocodile sightings, Lim Liang Jim, NParks Group’s Director of Conservation, said the estuary crocodile was sighted behind the fence of a trail in the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on September 30. It said the report was received by NParks.

“N-Parks staff visited the scene to confirm sightings, stayed on-site to monitor the situation and advised the public to keep their distance,” Lim said.

“N Parks staff actively patrol during high tide when alligators are commonly seen on land. The boardwalk is fenced off, allowing crocodiles to bask in the sun, move along the water and rest during high tide. Alligators, like all wildlife, generally do not attack unless provoked.”

He added that such crocodiles occur naturally in the wild in Singapore. can be seen in Crocodiles hunt mainly at night and feed mainly on fish. Cold-blooded creatures rely on an external heat source, such as the sun, to keep warm and usually come ashore to bask in the sun.

The estuary crocodile, also known as the saltwater crocodile, is one of the largest crocodile species in the world, and can grow to over 5 meters in length, according to the NParks website.

It has a long snout and a broad, muscular tail with a ridge. Crocodiles may look bulky and clumsy, but they can travel very fast over short distances on land and in water. They can become aggressive and attack, both on land and in water, especially when provoked.

Lim said that when encountering a crocodile, members of the public should stay calm and keep a sufficient distance from the animal and do not approach, provoke or feed it.

“Warning signs and reminders have been posted where these animals are most frequently seen.

“Visitors should be aware of these signs. These signs should stay on the route of visitors and be careful not to deviate from the designated trails.” Crocodile spotted near boardwalk at Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserve, NParks advise public to keep their distance

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