Samut Prakan, 2008

Crocodiles sit in and on the edge of water at the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok on October 12, 2008. As deforestation and a loss of natural prey threatens Siamese crocodiles with extinction, the very farms that once helped endanger the species are now keeping it from dying out, conservationists say. There are fewer than 50 Siamese crocodiles left in the wild in Thailand and about 200 in the entire Mekong river region, but thousands of the rare beast live in commercial farms designed to turn them into wallets or meat for export. AFP/Getty Images