MANILA, Philippines - An animal rights group on Friday urged local officials to free a 21-foot-long giant crocodile in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur following news that the reptile is not eating while in captivity.
Ashley Fruno, senior campaigner for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific, said news of the monster croc's capture is sad for those who believe in compassion for animals.
- There is some evidence which suggests that one species of crocodile may live for over 100 years (although the average is 70 years).
- Crocodiles are a danger to humans as they can strike them quickly before a person can react.
- Crocodile meat is eaten in some countries (and in parts of the United States). The meat is higher in cholesterol than other meat and has a lovely flavor (similar to chicken and crab meat).