What is the Biggest Crocodile in the World?

by admin on June 26, 2008

The biggest crocodile in the world is the Saltwater Crocodile, found in Northern Australia and South East Asia. An adult male Salt Water Crocodile (saltie) can be between 5.5 and 6.3 meters long and weigh up to 910 kilograms or more. Almost all attacks on humans by this behemoth are fatal; either by drowning or skull crushing. Yikes! People in Northern Australia are protected by diligent efforts of wildlife officials to post signs at any body of water that could house one of these crocodiles. Attacks are rare; about 1-2 per year. In South East Asia, the population is spread sporadically, being very threatened in some regions such as Vanuatu, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam; attacks are rare, or go unreported.

Crocodiles are farmed for their meat, skin and oil. Crocodile skin makes tough leather for wallets, handbags, briefcases and shoes. The meat is tender and whitish and said to taste like a combination between chicken and crab.

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