Meet Pangil

Pangil and Crocodile Danny captured by Rhonson Ng

Pangil and Crocodile Danny captured by Rhonson Ng

Meet Pangil (local dialect for “fang”)most likely the country’s oldest living crocodile in captivity at the Crocodile Park here in Davao.  At 18 feet long, it was the longest captured reptile until Lolong, the recently caught 20.5-feet long giant in the murky waters of Agusan Marsh (update: it died).  Imagine how big that other croc is.

All photos by Rhonson Ng who was lucky enough to be allowed to get inside the cage with the caretaker.

Pangil being shown off to a crowd by Yok the trainor in Crocodile Park photo by Rhonson Ng

Pangil being shown off to a crowd by Yok the trainor in Crocodile Park photo by Rhonson Ng



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About Jojie Alcantara

Jojie Alcantara is a semi-retired TV host and a Davao-based journalist since 1995. A multi-awarded photographer and artist, her works are featured in tourism campaigns (DOT's It's More Fun in the Philippines) and on covers and spreads of books and international magazines. Her personal advocacy is to promote her country positively to the world. A columnist and solo traveler, she roams the islands in search of inspirational stories and stunning images of nature. She is a Getty Image contributor and three time Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Awards nominee in two categories, Travel Journalism and Heritage and Culture. http://about.me/jojiealcantara