Week 33: Bench

Loved finding this crocodile bench at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay complex. Of course, it begged the question, “do crocodiles live in Singapore?” And the answer is Yes! The type is the Estuarine Crocodile, a saltwater croc found in coastal areas, rivers, and occasionally parks in Singapore. Adult males can reach 20 feet. They are the largest of all living reptiles, as well as the largest riparian predator in the world. They are listed as “Critically Endangered in the Red List of threatened animals of Singapore. Development is ripping out mangroves and other natural places the crocs live, so they show up in unexpected places where humans are as they find new territory. Someday these carved wooden bench may be all they have to show for a huge reptile that roamed Singapore’s waters.

Croc Bench


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