THIS Is What Kenya Plans For Its Largest Crocodile

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on June 21, 2016

 

Does Big Daddy have a tough life or what?

Wedding bells are ringing in Mombasa. In a few short months, all roads will be leading to Mamba Village to witness as Big Daddy and his two brides tie the knot.

But before that, he will take a shot at a world record when, in September, a team from the Guinness Book of Records arrives in Mombasa to measure his vital statistics.

Big Daddy is not just another crocodile — and he has not always been a darling.

THIS Is What Kenya Plans For Its Largest Crocodile

He was first put in captivity in 1986 after mauling five people in River Tana. And he was so mean that when he arrived at his new home, he quickly gobbled not one, not two but 10 of his friends. His appetite led Mamba Village managers to put him in solitary confinement.

Big Daddy, believed to be over 100 years old, got a reprieve a few years ago when two female crocodiles — Sasha and Salma — were introduce in his corner of the pool.

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