A giant saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne was captured in a remote Philippine village following a spate of attacks on humans and livestock, officials said Tuesday. The 21-foot (6.4-metre), 1,075-kilogramme (2,370-pound) reptile may have eaten a farmer who went missing in July, along with several water buffaloes in the southern town of Bunawan, crocodile hunter Rollie Sumiller said.
21 Feet/6.4 meters
Crocodylus porosus or estuarine crocodile is the world’s largest reptile that usually grows to five or six metres long and can live up to 100 years.
Here Is Another One!
IT’S official – Cairns has the biggest captive crocodile in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. Cassius, the 5.5m saltwater crocodile, has called Marineland Melanesia his home for 24 years.
Now, he has officially been recognised by Guinness World Records as being the largest croc in captivity. Cassius will appear in the 2012 edition of the organisation’s book, which will be launched next month.
Cassius, who is thought to be at least 100 years old, was captured south of Darwin in 1984, after he attacked one too many boats. He was relocated to captivity in the Far North in 1987.
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