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Last Updated: Friday February 06 2009 10:34 GMT

Experts wrestle rare crocodiles

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Animal experts wrestle crocs

Animal experts in South East Asia have been wrestling crocodiles to try to gather information to help save one of the world's rarest reptiles.

Experts are testing crocs at a wildlife centre in Cambodia, to find out if they are endangered Siamese crocodiles.

The species is so rare, at one point they were thought to be extinct.

Now, there are only 250 left in the wild, and conservations want to start a breeding programme to boost their numbers.

Conservationist Adam Starr said they would freeze the samples they got from the crocs before sending them off to a science lab in Thailand to be analysed.