There are two crocodile species in the Philippines: the endemic Philippine crocodile and the bigger and more aggressive saltwater crocodile, found throughout Asia and the Pacific.
Are there alligators in Philippines?
The Philippine crocodile, the species endemic only to the country, went from data deficient to critically endangered in 2008 from exploitation and unsustainable fishing methods, such as dynamite fishing.
Are Philippine crocodiles rare?
The Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis is one of the twenty three species of crocodilians (Crocodiles, Alligators and Gharials) in the World. … The Philippine crocodile is now very rare and its wild population is extremely limited both in distribution and population size.