largest crocodile

What Is the World’s Largest Crocodile?

The largest crocodile is Lolong, but it was died on February 10, 2013. He was a saltwater crocodile which was measured at 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in), and weighed 1,075 kg (2,370 lb), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.

In November 2011, Australian crocodile expert Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic sedated and measured Lolong in his enclosure and confirmed him as the world’s largest crocodile ever caught and placed in captivity. The largest crocodile died in captivity at around 8 pm on 10 February 2013 from pneumonia and cardiac arrest.

Lolong was caught in the Philippines on 3 September 2011. He was captured with the joint cooperation of the local government unit, residents, and crocodile hunters of Palawan. The giant crocodile was hunted over a period of three weeks.

The name of the crocodile is belonged to the Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete as one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan Crocodile and Wildlife Reservation Center, who led the hunt.

It was officially considered as the largest crocodile when it was recorded in the “Guinness Book of World Records” at 6.17 m (20 ft 3 in). Experts from the National Geographic Channel found out that Lolong breaks the record of the previous record-holder: a 5.48 m (18 ft 0 in) male saltwater crocodile named Cassius kept in the crocodile park of MarineLand Melanesia in Queensland, Australia.

According to Wikipedia “Bunawan Media Affairs Coordinator Welinda Asis-Elorde said the local government unit, through a private-public partnership project, will be embarking on a P200-million site development project for the Bunawan Ecopark and Research Center.

“You have more than 5,000 crocodiles, some of them are giants bigger even than Lolong at Agusan Marsh here in Bunawan, therefore we need a longer plan for more visitors to come and visit this homeland of the giants. We are embarking on this P200-million project now and for future generations”, she said.

 

Source: en.wikipedia.org