MELBOURNE, Australia (NBC/APTN) - A huge saltwater crocodile has gone on display at an aquarium in Melbourne, Australia.
The 1,653-pound croc named Pinjarra is 50 years old and more than 16 feet long. He's believed to be one of the largest crocodiles in captivity in Australia.
Pinjarra washed into a farm dam during flooding in the city of Rockhampton 30 years ago. Crews moved him to Melbourne after he outgrew his old home.
Staff at the aquarium has been given special training on how to care for him.
"We've learned an amazing amount of things about crocodiles, and we've got this magnificent state-of-the art aquarium here for him to live in,” said Alison Edmunds, Melbourne Aquarium exhibit manager. “And we're going to give him the best life and the best retirement that he could ever hope for."
The crocodile lair will be open to the public on Saturday.
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