Posted: Dec 8, 2012 12:02 PM by Associated Press
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Phoenix Herpetological Society's sanctuary in Scottsdale is now home to two rare Philippine crocodiles.
The society says the two freshwater crocodiles - also known as Mindoro crocodiles - are critically endangered. There are only about 250 left in the wild.
The reptile sanctuary is one of only a few places qualified to properly house the crocodiles, which can grow up to 10 feet long.
The new crocodiles will be part of the sanctuary's breeding program, and any offspring will be placed into facilities as determined by the Philippine government.
Sanctuary officials say the two crocodiles will be on display during special holiday tours of the facility.
The society focuses on conservation as well as rescue and rehabilitation. The sanctuary is home to more than 1,200 animals.
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