Saltwater crocodile

The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea-going crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest terrestrial and riparian predator in the world.

A large male from Philippines, named Lolong, was the largest saltwater crocodile ever caught and placed ...

in captivity. He was 6.17 m, and weighed 1,075 kg. Believed to have eaten two villagers, Lolong was captured on 3 September 2011, and died in captivity on 10 February 2013.  Wiki

Saltwater crocodile Crocodylus porosus News

  • Awareness Drive To Protect Estuarine Crocodiles Held In Bataraza

    Awareness Drive To Protect Estuarine Crocodiles Held In Bataraza

    The Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) in partnership with Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Inc. (CPPI) held an awareness campaign recently for the conservation and protection of the saltwater crocodiles that have been sighted in rivers in Bataraza.

    Analyn Hasim, the environmental compliance officer of the RTNMC, said the information, education, and communications (IEC) activity was held on March 25 to 26 as part of the celebration of the World Wildlife Day.

    It was attended by over 450 students and residents from seven barangays in Bataraza.

    "Kino-conduct namin ito kasi naging ...

  • Saltwater Crocodile Caught 'For The First Time' In Iwahig

    Saltwater Crocodile Caught 'For The First Time' In Iwahig

    A 10-foot male subadult saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) was captured "for the first time" on Sunday morning in a small river within the Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm (IPPF) in Puerto Princesa City.

    Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) information officer Jovic Fabello confirmed the entrapment of the saltwater crocodile around 1 a.m. on March 24.

    It was allegedly attacking the poultry animals of the inmates in the correctional facility.

    "Ito "yong first time natin na nagkaroon ng record na ganito sa Iwahig. Pero sa mga related literature during the past ay ...

  • Info Drive On Wildlife Protection Urged

    Info Drive On Wildlife Protection Urged

    Environment authorities and local government units (LGUs) should intensify information campaigns on wildlife protection in the province because some animals are already considered as "pests" by residents for destroying their livelihood and attacking residents.

    Board Member Clarito Demaala IV, who filed a resolution on this at the Palawan Provincial Board (PB), said the campaigns should be in cooperation with the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) and other related government agencies for wildlife protection.

    He said sea turtles (pawikan) have become pests to seaweeds ...

  • PWRCC Names Problem Crocodile Singko

    PWRCC Names Problem Crocodile Singko

    The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) confirmed Wednesday that the 15.6-foot male saltwater crocodile they have captured in Balabac was the "problem crocodile" that killed a fisherman in the municipality recently.

    Crocodile expert and PWRCC technical section chief Salvador Guion said Wednesday in a media conference at the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) office that they named him "Singko" after Poblacion 5, the coastal village in Balabac where he was caught on December 1.

    The PWRCC captured him by using a cable snare trap device with goat m ...

  • Suspected Problem Crocodile Moved To PWRCC

    Suspected Problem Crocodile Moved To PWRCC

    The 15.6-foot saltwater crocodile that was trapped in an estuary in Balabac town over the weekend is already at the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC) in Barangay Irawan, where it will be kept in an enclosure.

    Using a boom truck from the provincial government, the 500-kilo male saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) arrived at the facility at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday to undergo "gastric lavage," said Ronie Gandeza, the PWRCC director.

    Gandeza said the procedure will help prove whether or not it is the "problem crocodile" that was responsible for attacking and killing 23-y ...

  • NGO Bares Croc Conservation Plan In Palawan

    NGO Bares Croc Conservation Plan In Palawan

    he Provincial Board has allowed the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Inc. (CPPI) on Tuesday to present its research studies and conservation initiatives to protect the saltwater crocodile in identified sites in Palawan.

    The CPPI is a non-government organization that was established in October 2000 to work on the research and conservation of two known species of the large aquatic reptiles that can be found in the country - the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis).

    Board Member Albert Rama said the CPPI was only permitted to present ...