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Crocodile responsible for deaths of six people arrived at Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum

2021 02 11

Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum obtained a new exhibit – more than five meters long Nile crocodile from Zimbabwe. The Nile crocodile lived in a bay, which was the only source of water for the residents of the nearby village. Six villagers who came to the bay to bathe or replenish water supplies fell victim to it. The Nile crocodile was hunted by Antanas Truskauskas, who agreed to temporarily exhibit his trophy at the Kaunas Tadas Ivanauskas Zoological Museum.

Nile crocodiles are one of the largest and most dangerous reptiles in the world. It is widely distributed throughout sub-Saharan Africa, occurring mostly in the central, eastern, and southern regions of the continent, and lives in different types of aquatic environments such as Lakes, Rivers, Swamps, and marshlands. Africa's largest crocodilian can reach a maximum size of about six meters and weight up to 700 kilograms.