Crocodile in Qatif Streets Safely Returned to Animal Shelter

  • Publish date: Thursday، 09 November 2023
Crocodile in Qatif Streets Safely Returned to Animal Shelter

A viral video circulating on social media captured the startling sight of a crocodile casually roaming the streets of Al Qatif in Saudi Arabia. In the footage, drivers can be seen slowing down and changing lanes to avoid the reptile as it attempted to cross a busy road.


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Quick action was taken by the National Center for Wildlife Development, which successfully captured the crocodile and transferred it to a secure animal shelter. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of wildlife protection and the potential dangers of harboring endangered species without proper authorization.

In an official statement, the National Center for Wildlife Development confirmed the successful capture and relocation of the crocodile spotted in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.

Trading in endangered wildlife in Saudi Arabia carries severe penalties, with potential fines of up to 30 million Saudi riyals or a maximum jail term of ten years. This recent event highlights the ongoing efforts of the authorities to safeguard both wildlife and public safety in the region.

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