2 weeks Is ‘Papa Dave’ the Philippines’ largest crocodile in captivity now? MB
The giant saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) caught off the waters of Simunul town in Tawi-Tawi last Oct. 14 turns out to be male and is named “Papa Dave,” according to an officer of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao-(MENRE-BARMM). (CENRO Abdulmukim Maruji / MANILA BULLETIN) Fisherfolk who saw and caught the large reptile initially named it “Mama Bull” and was intended as a partner for “Papa Bull,” a male crocodile that was also captured in the municipality of Simunul in 2017. However, upon the assessment of experts from the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines, Inc. (CPPI), ... more