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Meet Pangil

Pangil in the foreground of the Juan for Fun Backpacker Challenge in Davao Crocodile Park
Pangil and Crocodile Danny captured by Rhonson Ng

Pangil and Crocodile Danny captured by Rhonson Ng

Meet Pangil (local dialect for “fang”)most likely the country’s oldest living crocodile in captivity at the Crocodile Park here in Davao.  At 18 feet long, it was the longest captured reptile until Lolong, the recently caught 20.5-feet long giant in the murky waters of Agusan Marsh (update: it died).  Imagine how big that other croc is.

All photos by Rhonson Ng who was lucky enough to be allowed to get inside the cage with the caretaker.

Pangil being shown off to a crowd by Yok the trainor in Crocodile Park photo by Rhonson Ng

Pangil being shown off to a crowd by Yok the trainor in Crocodile Park photo by Rhonson Ng

 

Pangil (18 ft) © Jojie Alcantara 2012

Pangil (18 ft) © Jojie Alcantara 2012 (click for large view)

Pangil (dialect for fanged tooth), is an old resident of Davao Crocodile Park since as far back as I remember.  He is definitely not gone, and not forgotten.

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About Jojie Alcantara

Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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Jojie Alcantara is a multi-awarded photographer, writer, artist and TV personality whose works are featured in tourism campaigns (It's More Fun in the Philippines), covers and spreads of books and international magazines. She is a frequent traveler in search of inspirational stories and heartwarming images of nature and people. She is also a brand endorser and advocate, social media influencer and motivational speaker who gives photography workshops to universities and organizations. A former TV host, she has done a few commercials, several hosting gigs and speaking engagements. In 2013, she received an award from the City Government of Davao for her significant contribution in the social media. She has been a web designer/blogger since the 90s and has seen the evolution of the internet and social media transition from the perspective of a traditional media person.

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