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

  • Government To Study Crocodile Habitat In Balabac

    Government To Study Crocodile Habitat In Balabac

    The provincial government on Thursday said they will dispatch a team of experts, including the staff of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) to Balabac to study possible options for the government on resolving the recent cases of crocodile attacks in the area.

    Provincial Information Officer Gil Acosta Jr. said the team, scheduled to start its surveys on November 20, will also consider a plan to designate protected areas for the crocodiles.

    Acosta told Palawan News that while some residents have suggested removing the crocodiles away from the communities, he said such op ...

  • Pagpaparami Ng Salt Water Crocodile Pinag-aaralan Sa Palawan

    Pagpaparami Ng Salt Water Crocodile Pinag-aaralan Sa Palawan

    Pinag-aaralan na ang pagpaparami sa mga salt water crocodile dito sa bayan matapos madiskubre ang 40-50 na itlog ng naturang specie noong Linggo.

    Ang saltwater crocodile ay itinuturing na isa sa pinakamalalaking uri ng buwaya na maaaring umabot ng 5 hanggang 7 metro ang haba.

    Isang nanganganib na species ang salt water crocodile na may scientific name na Crocodylus Porosus dahil sa mababang survival rate ng mga bagong pisa na supling nito.

    Ayon sa mga eksperto, malaki ang papel ng salt water crocodile upang mabalanse ang marine ecosystem sa lugar.

    Hangad ng mga opisyal sa probinsya ...

  • 16-foot Crocodile Caught In Tawi-Tawi

    16-foot Crocodile Caught In Tawi-Tawi

    A 16.11-foot crocodile was captured by fishermen in Barangay Sukabulan, Simunul, Tawi-Tawi on Friday morning.

    The saltwater crocodile was spotted by fishermen on Thursday afternoon, according to Ruben Balcorza of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office of Simunul.

    A fisherman who saw the crocodile told Balcorza that he mistook it for a wood log and when he approached it, he was shocked that it moved.

    He immediately reported the incident to other fishermen and barangay officials, which prompted them to conduct a rescue operation on the crocodile.

    During the rescue op ...

  • Roaming Crocs A Common Sight In Palawan Town

    Roaming Crocs A Common Sight In Palawan Town

    Supposedly, you would immediately report to authorities once you see a huge crocodile roaming around your community.

    But that was not the case in one remote area in Palawan after a humongous reptile, about two to three meters long, was seen resting about 200 meters away from the Rabor Elementary School in Balabac, Palawan.

    In fact, one of the schools teachers Dionisio Lantawan even had the courage to take a selfie with the massive saltwater crocodile early this week.

    Tulog kasi nung lumapit ako. Pero ang laki talaga natakot nga yung mga bata din dito (The crocodile was asleep when I a ...

  • 6.8-talampakang Buwaya Nahuli Sa Palawan ABS-CBN News

    6.8-talampakang Buwaya Nahuli Sa Palawan ABS-CBN News

    Nahuli ng mga residente sa Buligay River sa Barangay Tub-Tub sa bayang ito ang isang buwaya, Huwebes noong nakaraang linggo.

    Sa pagsusuri ng Palawan Council for Sustainable Development at Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office (MENRO) Brooke's Point, isa itong salt water crocodile na may habang 6.8 feet.

  • Lolong Moves To New Home In National Museum Of Natural History

    Lolong Moves To New Home In National Museum Of Natural History

    The National Museum of the Philippines on Thursday moved "Lolong," the world's once biggest crocodile in captivity, to the National Museum of Natural History.

    In a Facebook post, the National Museum said Lolong will now have "a new and permanent home" in the National Museum of Natural History, which will open mid-2017, to raise awareness on marshland ecology.

    "The move was facilitated by the Zoology Division staff and it took about 18 men to carry him. He is now being prepared for exhibition to create awareness for Philippine wildlife and make us understand more about marshland ecology," ...