11 Feb 2013

Giant crocodile dead

8:53 am on 11 February 2013

The largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the Philippines.

Officials said the six-metre reptile, weighing more than 1000kg, flipped over with a bloated stomach in an eco-tourism park and was declared dead several hours later.

The cause of death is not yet known.

The giant crocodile was blamed for killing at least one person in the Philippines before it was captured.