Animal lover risks death to remove tyre from around female crocodile’s neck

Animal lover risks death to remove tyre from around female crocodile’s neck

In Indonesia, a giant four-meter (13.12-foot) crocodile has been freed from a motorcycle tire that had been wrapped around his neck for six years.

According to Reuters, a local animal lover was ultimately successful after several efforts over the last six years.

The female saltwater crocodile was initially spotted in 2016 and quickly earned the nickname “buaya kalung ban,” which translates to “crocodile with a tire necklace.”

Locals are unsure how the crocodile got the tire stuck in the first place, although others believe it was due to someone attempting to trap him in order to sell his skin.

Although saltwater crocodiles are protected in their neighboring country of Indonesia.

Thailand, is the largest exporter of crocodile skin, and they have the largest crocodile farms in the world.

This is an extremely cruel practice that local animal lovers have been trying to ban for years.

This article by Hailey Kanowsky was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 11 March 2022. Lead Image Source : Muhammad Izfaldi/Shutterstock.

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