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Crocodile rescued at Bagerhat shrimp enclosure freed in the Sundarbans

Forest officials rescued a crocodile from a shrimp enclosure at Bururdanaga village in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat district on Tuesday.

The 5-feet long crocodile is suspected to be seven years old and it came to the enclosure through crossing canals and rivers in the area, said Azad Kabir, in-charge of Karamjal Wild Animal Breeding Centre.

Akram Ali, an owner of the shrimp enclosure, informed the forest officials after finding the crocodile in his farm.

Later, a team of forest officials rescued it and released it in the Sundarbans.

So far, 206 crocodiles have been released in the canals and rivers of the Sundarbans and there are 92 crocodiles in the Karamjal breeding centre.