The 14-foot crocodile confirmed to have eaten a five-year-old Australian will be sent to a farm or zoo, not put down.
The Queensland Environmental Protection Agency says the crocodile will not be put on public display, but will be kept at a zoo or farm.
An examination of material found in the reptile's stomach at Brisbane forensic lab, the John Tonge Center, confirmed the remains were Jeremy Doble, who disappeared on Feb. 8 after he followed his dog into the river.
Jeremy's parents, who run a tourism destination in the Daintree, have asked authorities to not kill any crocodiles.
Jeremy disappeared on Feb. 8 after he followed his dog into the river.
Jeremy's seven-year-old brother, Ryan, told police he saw a crocodile in the water moments later.
Earlier reports said Jeremy had tried to shoo away the giant predator as it menaced Ryan and their puppy.
Ryan, who was towing his brother on a boogie board in waist-deep floodwaters at the time, offered graphic insight to investigators of the terrifying struggle.
Locals said the boy paid the ultimate price trying to keep crocodile away from his dog.