Giant Crocodile in the Philippines: Lolong is World’s Largest Crocodile in CaptivityBy Alex Jusi Madlangbayan on Jul 3, 2012 in Animals, Asia, Science •
Updated: February 11, 2013 12:30 a.m.
Lolong, the giant crocodile caught in Southern Philippines, was declared as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records recently.
Giant Crocodile Lolong
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The giant crocodile Lolong measures 20.24 feet long and weighs 1000 pounds. Lolong was captured in Bunawan town in September last year.
Despite the capture of Lolong, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Eldorde revealed that they are still in search for a second giant crocodile in the surrounding waters. Elorde said that this giant crocodile is still a threat to residents in the area.
The declaration of the Guinness World Records is expected to boost tourism in Bunawan town. An ecotourism park has been established in Bunawan where tourist can view Lolong.
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