Giant Crocodile In The Philippines Officially Named ‘Lolong’

By on Sep 8, 2011 in Amazing, Animals, Asia, Science, World Comments
Giant crocodile Lolong

Giant Crocodile Lolong
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The Philippines giant crocodile captured alive in the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur in Mindanao, has been officially named “Lolong” by the Bunawan town council, according to reports by several international news sites on Thursday, September 8, 2011. The giant crocodile was named after the nickname of crocodile hunter, Ernesto Conyate who died after suffering a stroke due to fatigue.

Giant crocodile Lolong, measuring 6.4-meters (21-feet) long and weighs about 1,075 kilos (2,370 pounds), is now living in a protected area in Bunawan town. The town council has set aside P100,000 for the development of the area into an eco-tourism theme park and for the protection of the saltwater crocodile, according to Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde.

Reports say that the giant crocodile is not yet open for public viewing. Lolong was captured after three weeks of hunting.

Bunawan residents are still on alert for an even larger crocodile that is still on the loose. The hunt for the second giant crocodile will start next week.

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