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saltwater crocodile

Crocodylus porosus


Oscar, a 18+ footer, hiding under vegetation - he's the largest known captive saltwater crocodile on Green Island, Australia, brought from Papua New Guinea.

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TL 7 years ago

hi ShannaB - I loved Green Is. I was wondering whether Oscar is still around - one site said he was, but who knows when it was last updated.
I wish I could get the location appear as I enter it, but the website decides what it wants to use instead, and often selects some nearby location. I have yet to find the magic formula ;)

ShannaB 7 years ago

Cool spotting TL. I have never heard of Green Island before so I looked it up and now I want to go there! You might want to update your map location - Green Island is off Cairns. I suspect Oscar might no longer be with us... the Marineland Melanesia website makes no mention of him, although he might just have been overtaken by Cassius who joined the Guinness Book of World Records being the 'Worlds Largest Captive Crocodile' in 2012!!

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Spotted on Apr 24, 1986
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