Crocodiles: Caught in the jaws of extinction
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Two decades later I found myself beside the world's largest captive crocodile, venerable Lolong, in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. As a team from the DOST measured him, I realized that crocodiles actually lived way before many of the dinosaurs - evolving in the Mesozoic epoch to stalk juvenile Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex and others foolish enough to get waylaid by the water's edge. Hailing from a family which actually outlived T-Rex, last Sunday's demise of Lolong comes as a shock to both crocodile enthusiasts and conservationists.
Yan, G. (2013, February 15). Crocodiles: Caught in the jaws of extinction . The Daily Guardian, pp. 5, 7.
Species extinction; Aquatic reptiles; Rare species; Crocodylus mindorensis; Crocodylus porosus; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Department of Science and Technology (DOST); World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines); Rizal, Jose; Alcala, Angel; Tan, Jose Ma. Lorenzo; Rebong, Glenn
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