In search of a giant crocodile in the Daintree Rainforest… fail…
This weeks vlog takes us into the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree Rainforest is a tropical rainforest region located on the north east coast of Queensland, Australia, north of Mossman and Cairns. Follow us as we tour one of the Daintree Rainforest’s rivers, known for its high crocodile activity. There will be no swimming for us at Cow Bay, as tourists have been known to go missing in these parts.
The saltwater crocodile, also known as the estuarine crocodile, Indo-Pacific crocodile, marine crocodile, sea crocodile or informally as saltie, is the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world.
Lifespan: 70 years (Adult) Conservation status: Least Concern Encyclopedia of Life Speed: 24 – 29 km/h (In The Water, In Short Bursts) Mass: Male: 400 – 1,000 kg (Adult), Female: 80 – 100 kg (Adult) Length: Male: 4.3 – 5.2 m (Adult), Female: 2.3 – 3.5 m (Adult)
20 foot crocodile: Dominator (6.1 meters) Dominator has never been officially measured but it is estimated that he measures up to 20 feet (6.1 meters) and weighs over a ton. He shares the same territory with another saltwater giant Brutus (Adelaide river, Northern Territory, Australia).
Cassius (5.48 meters/17 feet 11 in) This Australian saltwater giant has been claimed as the largest crocodile held in captivity. He lived in Marineland Melanesia on Green Island in Australia. He was captured in the Finis River in the Northern Territory after attacking boats and causing a nuisance. Cassius was recorded at 5.48 meters (17 feet 11 in) long, and is believed to be around 110 year old.
No. 1 Largest Crocodile recorded: Lolong (6.17m /20 ft 3 inches) Lolong was the largest crocodile in captivity. He was an Indo-Pacific or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured at 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m), and weighed 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.
Accomodation: Escape ‘off the grid’ this week deep into the Daintree Rainforest. Using Air BnB, we found a romantic getaway located in Cow Bay, Far North Queensland. La Vista retreat is tucked away beautifully into the forest mountain-side with a breathe-taking view of the rainforest canopy.
Air BnB link: https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/10600679