World’s biggest croc celebrates birthday

BANGKOK (AFP): The world’s biggest crocodile celebrated his 28th birthday today with a cake and a whole chicken at a private zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok. “Yai”, whose name means “Big”, is six meters long and weighs 1,114 kilograms, zoo officials said. The massive reptile, a cross between the fresh-water and salt-water breeds of crocodile, entered the Guinness Book of World Records in 1989. Admirers gathered around Yai’s private pond to sing “Happy Birthday”, sip champagne and present garlands of flowers to the crocodile while he gobbled down the cake and raw chicken.

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