The military has transferred the crocodile at the children’s park in Malé to an unspecified location.
According to local media, the crocodile was transferred on Sunday night ahead of work on adjusting its cage.
Ahmed “Gahaa” Saeed, then-deputy principal of Majeedhiyya School, caught the young crocodile in 1998.
It has since been kept in a cage at the children’s park and grew to about 10 feet in captivity.
The caging of the crocodile has attracted a number of protests, including one led by the Billabong International school in 2010, which drew attention to the small cage and bad conditions the animal has been kept in.