Croc that escaped from Matang Wildlife Centre in March found, another still at large

The enforcement team with the captured male crocodile on May 27, 2023. Photo credit: SFC

KUCHING, May 28: A large male crocodile who had escaped from Matang Wildlife Centre (MWC) in March was found yesterday afternoon.

According to Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), the 300kg reptile was located around 12pm near Ensel Garden, not far from MWC.

“The large crocodile was sent to Jong Crocodile Farm for further care,” it said in a Facebook post last night (May 27).

The male crocodile is one of the two crocodiles that escaped from MWC on March 11 due to heavy rain damaging the enclosure at the centre.

The female crocodile has yet to be found.

Anyone who has information or has seen the crocodile can contact the SFC hotline at 019-885 9996 (Kuching). — DayakDaily