One-tonne croc dies after cap­ture

New Straits Times - - Front Page -

KLANG: A 6m-long croc­o­dile weigh­ing about a tonne died after it was res­cued from a dam, where it was trapped.

The croc­o­dile strayed into the Ka­par En­ergy Ven­tures dam, at 11.45pm, two days ago.

Sun­gai Pi­nang Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment chief Zaidi Ah­tan said 14 fire­men were despatched to the scene.

How­ever, the croc­o­dile was only found about 5am, stuck in a 9m-deep and nar­row sec­tion of the dam.

After a five-hour res­cue ef­fort, the croc­o­dile was hauled up about 10am.

“We used chain locks and spe­cial equip­ment to haul the croc­o­dile out of the dam,” said Zaidi.

The croc­o­dile was later brought to the sta­tion, but it died be­fore it was handed over to the Se­lan­gor Wildlife and Na­tional Parks Depart­ment (Per­hili­tan).

Se­lan­gor Per­hili­tan di­rec­tor Abd Rahim Oth­man said they had re­quested the sta­tion to help in trans­port­ing the car­cass to Paya In­dah Wet­lands in Sepang.

“A post-mortem will be con­ducted by the vet­eri­nar­ian there to de­ter­mine the cause of death, time, species, gen­der and age, among oth­ers,” he told the New Straits Times yes­ter­day.


Fire and Res­cue Depart­ment of­fi­cers with the croc­o­dile that was res­cued from a dam in Klang yes­ter­day.

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