saltwater crocodiles - updates

Rappler's latest stories on saltwater crocodiles


Aussie croc wrangler joins Indonesia bid to save tire-tied reptile

Feb 14, 2020 - 5:21 PM

Matt Wright, joined by fellow Australian crocodile wrangler Chris Wilson, is working with the local conservation agency, which has struggled for years to rescue the croc

OUT TO HELP. File photo of Matt Wright, host of National Geographic's 'Monster Croc Wrangler'. From his Instagram

No takers for Indonesia's 'pluck a tire off the croc' contest

Feb 05, 2020 - 1:31 PM

A month after the wager, authorities say no would-be crocodile wrangler stepped forward to take up the challenge of removing the unwanted necklace from the 13-foot crocodile

NO HELP. This photo taken on February 2, 2020 shows a crocodile, with a motorbike tyre around its neck, by the riverbanks in Palu, Central Sulawesi province. Photo by Nanang/AFP

Indonesia offers reward for removing tire from giant croc's neck

Jan 30, 2020 - 9:55 PM

An unspecified amount of cash will go to one brave croc hunter who will come face to face with the 13-foot saltwater crocodile

This picture taken on January 22, 2020 shows a crocodile, with a motorcycle tire around its neck, sun bathing by the riverbanks, in Palu, Central Sulawesi. Indonesian authorities are offering a reward to anyone who can rescue a saltwater crocodile with a motorbike tyre wrapped around its neck -- and survive. MUHAMMAD / AFP

Huge saltwater crocodile kills fisherman in latest attack in Palawan town

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Police say the 20-year-old was taken by a 4.9-meter crocodile late Tuesday, October 8, as he and a colleague sailed back to the island of Balabac after a day of fishing

Tourist killed by a crocodile in Indonesia

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The body of Sergey Lykhvar was discovered in Raja Ampat islands of West Papua 4 days after he was reported missing

Crocodile kills fisherman in Palawan

May 24, 2014 - 5:31 PM

The coast guard recovers the body after firing a gun at the reptile causing it to release the fisherman and flee

In memory of Lolong

Feb 18, 2013 - 8:08 AM

After Lolong s death WWF Philippines is concerned about the plight of the few remaining saltwater crocodiles here

LIKE DINOSAURS. Marine or estuarine crocodiles (Crocodylus Porosus) are the largest reptiles on Earth. In 1823, a gigantic 27-foot crocodile was shot and killed near the town of Jalajala in Laguna de Bai, Philippines. WWF-Philippines / Gregg Yan

Why did Lolong die? Experts to investigate

Feb 11, 2013 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED A team of experts from the PAWB and the National Museum will conduct a necropsy and save the remains for taxidermy the DENR says

PACKED IN ICE. Workers put ice blocks on to the remains of Lolong before the necropsy is conducted. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas