‘Lolong’ now Guinness largest croc in captivity-A A +A
Saturday, June 23, 2012
THE Guinness World Records has recognized the giant crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur last September 3, 2011 as the world's largest croc in captivity, television reports said late Friday.
ABS-CBN's late-night news program Bandila reported that officials in Bunawan received a certification from Guinness naming “Lolong” the largest crocodile.
“Lolong,” measuring 21 feet and three inches long, was captured in Agusan marsh after locals suspected the giant reptile was the one that ate a missing fisherman and several carabaos.
He is being housed in an eco-park in Bunawan town.
Local officials in Bunawan reported that the recognition will further boost tourism in the area and the province of Agusan del Sur.
However, the Guinness website, as of this posting, has not updated its record yet, as it still listed “Cassius” of Australia as the largest crocodile in captivity.
“Cassius,” also a saltwater crocodile like “Lolong,” measured at 17 feet and 11.75 inches, said Guinness. (Sunnex)