THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Phuket croc ‘Leypang’ moved to Phuket Zoo

PHUKET: Leypang, the rogue hybrid crocodile captured on Phuket’s east coast earlier this year, was moved to Phuket Zoo today (Dec 20), under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed to ensure the reptile’s safe future.

animalsmarinenatural-resources
By Eakkapop Thongtub

Wednesday 20 December 2017, 06:51PM


Department of Fisheries officers in the back of the truck, ready to transport Leypang the crocodile to Phuket Zoo. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Department of Fisheries officers in the back of the truck, ready to transport Leypang the crocodile to Phuket Zoo. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The MoU was signed at the Phuket Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Centre in Pa Khlok at 10:30am, ahead of Leypang’s transfer.

Present in person to sign the MoU were Phuket Fisheries Chief Paiboon Bunlippatanon, as a representative from the Department of Fisheries, and Pichai Sakunsorn, as a representative from Phuket Zoo Co Ltd.

Paisarn Sukpunnapan, Jittakorn Ruangkoon and other senior officials from the Fisheries Department Phuket office also signed the MoU as witnesses.

“The aim of the MoU is to support the study of Leypang as a mix of two species of crocodiles,” Mr Paiboon explained.

“It also calls for support to educate both Thais and foreigners about protected animals while ensuring a safe, suitable environment for the crocodile. Also, it upholds Phuket people’s call to keep Leypang in the Phuket area,” he added.

The Department of Fisheries is responsible for following up to make sure that Leypang is well cared for, Mr Paiboon noted.

“The crocodile will be checked every two months or whenever is needed,” he said.

“Under the MoU, Phuket Zoo is responsible for providing a suitable place for Leypang and responsible for expenses such as food, electricity, water and providing care,” Mr Paiboon added.

“The MOU will is in effect for three years, from Dec 20, 2017 to Dec 19, 2020,” Mr Paiboon confirmed.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Police traffic tickets set to go digital

Drunk cyclists? Come on, that can't actually be a thing. What is there, like one? Focus on moto...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

...right,also customs should check every Chinese tourist to make sure none of this sunscreens been s...(Read More)


US Govt shutdown prevents tsunami-warning buoy going live

I wounder who would be responsible right now if something would happen?...(Read More)


Layan lockout: Public access denied amid Supreme Court wrangle for B10bn beachfront land

Well, there is only fool out of the 60 milllion population who thinks, government action against no...(Read More)


New B25mn tsunami-warning buoy ‘to be operational tomorrow’

Not matter of being worried/panic when you live high/dry. A 1.5 year not working Tsunami buoy is no...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Westerners were the #1 tourists. 4 years ago, Thailand made changes to make things less desirable fo...(Read More)


TAT cultivates India as rich source of tourist arrivals

Have written it before, finished and scammed+++ Europeans and then it was Chinese next is Indian and...(Read More)


Sunscreen among contributing factors killing Phuket’s coral reefs

Sun-protection creams, soaps, shampoos during boat trips or during fishing for all professional fish...(Read More)


Tout dumps slow loris with tourist, evades arrest at Kata Beach

I think my know everything thai, has a very short, or damaged, memory, a very quick search throws th...(Read More)


Bad day in Phuket: Australian found hanged, Frenchman dies of heart attack

Not a good day for the police officers? I bet the two dead guys were not that happy about it either....(Read More)