Crocodiles are one of the most impressive predators in existence, and we’ve located the largest ever recorded.

The people of Niger River were losing people rapidly. They called in the army-which shot this crocodile.

This massive crocodile was captured in Zimbabwe after reports that it had killed several cattle in the area. While it looks enormous in this image (probably due to the fact that the crowd was sitting several feed behind him), the reptile was roughly 3 feet smaller than our top 5 crocodiles.

Click to see the world’s 5 most colossal crocs ever…

Brutus

Size: 18 ft 4 in/5.60 meters

Brutus is a saltwater or “Indo-Pacific” crocodile living in the Adelaide River of Australia. He is reported to only have 3 limbs following a possible run in with a bull shark, and it’s unknown at this time whether or not he’s still alive. Some think that he was killed by our number 3 croc, “The Dominator.”

Bujang Senang

Size: 19 ft 3 in/5.88 meters

Bujang was a colossal saltwater crocodile that lived in Borneo. He was known as a man-eater, reportedly hunting and killing victims for over 30 years. He was killed on May 20, 1992.

Gustave

Size: 19 ft 6 in/~ 6 meters

Gustave is a large male nile crocodile located in Burundi. He is one of the most feared crocs in existence, and locals estimate that he has killed nearly 300 humans on the banks of the Ruzizi River and the shores of Lake Tanganyika.

Gustave is estimated to be over 70 years old and weighs around 1 ton. He is the largest confirmed crocodile ever seen in Africa.

Scientists claim that his enormous size makes it difficult to hunt species that nile crocs usually prey upon such as fish, antelope, and zebra. Instead, he attacks large wildebeest, hippos, and humans.

Dominator

Size: 20 ft/6.1 meters

Dominator is a saltwater crocodile that patrols the Adelaide River of Australia.

He has never been officially measured, but is estimated to be 20 feet in length. He shares territory with our #5 croc, Brutus (and some think he may have actually killed him).

Lolong

Size: 20 ft 3 in/6.17 meters

This massive saltwater crocodile weighed in at 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg) and was the largest crocodile ever to be captured and held in captivity. At the time of capture, was estimated to be approximately 50 years old.

Lolong was captured on September 13, 2011 from a creek in the Philippines. Local government and residents hunted the croc for three long weeks after suspicions that he had killed a fisherman and a young girl. It apparently took nearly 100 people to secure him and pull him onto land.

The croc was named after crocodile hunter Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete, who died of a heart attack only a few days before the croc was finally captured.