Zoo Animals


Siamese crocodile

Crocodylus siamensis

At the Detroit Zoo
The Siamese crocodile can be found inside the Holden Reptile Conservation Center, located near the middle of the Detroit Zoo.  There, visitors can learn about the 70 different species (and approximately 180 individuals) of reptiles at the Zoo, one-fifth of which are considered threatened or endangered in the wild.


This small crocodile is olive to dark green and has a small, broad snout and an elevated, bony crest behind each eye.

Fun Facts

  • This species is extinct in almost every country except for Cambodia where population estimates range from 50 to 4,000.