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 Filipina writer (proud Dabawenya), photographer and artist who leads a double life. One is a stay-at-home, insomniac cartoonist and painter. The other self is a solo traveler exploring images of humanity and nature. In between catnaps she blogs, watches horror movies at midnight, hosts TV specials, and captures funny signs. How she juggles her time remains to be a mystery. http://about.me/jojiealcantara