To celebrate king of Thailand’s 60 years reign, local fishers have decided to stop catching the endangered Mekong giant catfish. In return, a U.S. $500 reward will be awarded for the surrender of each giant-catfish net.
About the fish:
- Grows up to 3 meters long
- Weighs up to 300 kilograms
- Lives in the Mekong River system (China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam)
Wow, such a gigantic fish. It seems more of a food for the dinosaurs rather than humans. Speaking of humans, I wonder how long does a family need in order to finish eating one assuming that we have a humongous fridge that can keep it edible for long enough?
Link: National Geographic
Image: Zeb Hogan
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