With about 100 crocodiles escaping from a flooded farm in Uthai Thani province, the Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has sought to calm fears that the animals may attack people.
It says crocodiles raised in captivity have no instinct to attack humans.
Thirapat Prayoonsit, the department's deputy chief, said most of the escaped crocodiles are young and less than a metre long. They prefer to live in still water and avoid strong currents. However, to calm fears, the department will cooperate fully with the Fishery Department in efforts to catch the crocodiles.
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