Hippopotami in the Ruzizi River in Burundi
|Country||DR Congo (DRC)|
|- location||border between Bukavu|
and Cyangugu, South Kivu, DRC & Western Province, Rwanda
|- elevation||1,472 m (4,829 ft) |
|- location||west of Bujumbura, Burundi, Bujumbura Rural Province|
|- elevation||768 m (2,520 ft) |
|Length||117 km (73 mi)|
|- average||100 m³/s (3,531 cu ft/s)|
Crocodile[change | change source]
A notorious man-eating crocodile, Gustave, roams the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Gustave is a Nile crocodile and is about 6 metres (20 ft) long and weighs about 900 kilograms (2,000 lb). He is said to have killed and eaten many people. Though the actual number is difficult to verify, he is a near-mythical creature and is greatly feared by people in the region.
References[change | change source]
- Derived from geolocation with Google Earth.
- Geolocation with Google Earth
- "Ruzizi River". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- McRae, Michael. "Gustave the Croc Surfaces to Strike Again". National Geographic (February 2008). Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- McRae, Michael (March 2005). "Gustave: Have You Seen This Crocodile?". National Geographic Adventure. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
Updated on 2007-01-08, 2007-04-19, and 2008-01-05