Crocodile Lolong is Now the World's Largest Crocodile Ever Captured Alive
Lolong, the giant male crocodile which was caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur in September now officially becomes the world’s lаrgеѕt crocodile captured alive after an Australian zoologist Adam Britton measured the saltwater beast at more than 6.2 meters (20 feet and 4 inches).
The male reptile, nicknamed "Lolong," was captured in Bunawan in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao in September and measured at 6.2 meters (20 feet and 4 inches) by Australian zoologist Adam Britton, Bunawan town council member Apollo Canoy said.
"We are happy to announce that we have the biggest crocodile in the whole world," Bunawan town council member Apollo Canoy said in a telephone interview with AFP.
"So far we have not had any contacts with Guinness, and we do not know whether they plan to visit us soon," Canoy said, adding that Britton measured Lolong at its pen for a foreign television station.
Canoy said Lolong eats 17 kilograms (37.5 pounds) of pork every 5 days and has become the main in the remote town of 27,000 people, drawing an average of 500 visitors a day.