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Jul 4, 2017

Thailand is home to some of the world's biggest crocodile farms, where tourists can see the giant reptiles lounging in the hot sun, chomping on chicken, or swarming in emerald green pools. Some 1.2 million crocodiles are kept on more than 1,000 farms in Thailand, according to figures from the Thai department of fisheries. Some are equipped with slaughterhouses and tanneries to produce luxury products

Thailand’s crocodile farms
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Dyed crocodile skins hang at a crocodile leather tannery in Samut Prakan province, Thailand, May 24, 2017. ATHIT PERAWONGMETHA/REUTERS

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