Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cassius Clay - the world's biggest captive crocodile - 15th Sept 2011

As the name suggests, he is a powerful heavyweight with a bit of bite.

But this Cassius Clay will not be going into the Guinness Book of Records for his killer uppercut - weighing in at close to a tonne and measuring 18ft in length, he is the biggest captive crocodile in the world.

The saltwater croc is believed to be at least 100-years-old and has lived in Marineland Melanesia on Green Island in Australia, for 24 years.

And this photograph shows the croc’s brave owner George Craig watching over Cassius’s pool being drained so he could be officially measured for the title.

Fellow Marineland Melanesia keeper Toody Scott said he was ‘ecstatic’ about Cassius claiming the record.

He told Cairns.com.au: ‘It confirms our belief that we’ve got the biggest croc, and it’s good that he’s got a bit of recognition for it.’ Read More