Crocodile Lolong: Philippines giant crocodile is world’s largest saltwater crocodile

By on Nov 11, 2011 in Amazing, Animals Comments
Lolong: Giant crocodile in the Philippines

Crocodile Lolong
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Crocodile Lolong, giant crocodile captured alive in a remote area in the Philippines at Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, is now the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity. Australian zoologist, Adam Britton of the National Geographic team, measured crocodile Lolong at 6.2 meters (20.3 feet), according to reports by several local news sites on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

The saltwater reptile Lolong, captured in September this year, was named after a senior crocodile hunter who died days before the giant crocodile was caught.

Lolong took the top spot as the world’s biggest saltwater crocodile from Cassius Clay, an Australian saltwater crocodile measuring 5.48-meter and listed by Guinness World Records as the largest in captivity.

“Guinness World Records officials are currently awaiting further evidence in order to verify if a record has been broken,” according to Guinness’ official website.

Bunawan officials revealed that crocodile Lolong is being fed about 17 kilograms of pork every 5 days. The captured Philippine crocodile has attracted about 27,000 tourists or a daily average of 500 visitors.

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