|“Lolong” holds world record as largest croc in the world|
|Thursday, 17 November 2011 10:53|
November 09, 2011 marks another history in wildlife conservation as representative from the National Geographic Channel declared “Lolong” as the largest crocodile caught alive in the wild and maintained in captivity.
Dr. Adam Britton, a crocodile specialist who has been handling and measuring crocodiles for the last fourteen (14) years led the team who measured Lolong. After four times of taking the measurement, Dr. Britton declared Lolong’s total body length at 20.3 feet or 6.17 meters as new world record. Dr. Britton will submit his report to the Guinness World Records, which may, within the next six (6) months, officially recognize and declare Lolong as the largest crocodile in captivity in the world. “Cassius Clay” of Australia at 17 ft and 11.75 inches in length is the current holder of this world record, which he will definitely hold not for long.
Lolong was very cooperative during the measurement-taking process. He let the team laid the tape into his body without any sign of aggressiveness. Caught at Brgy. Nueva Era, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Lolong is presently confined in a pen built exclusively for him at Brgy. Consuelo, Bunawan.
Lolong became an international celebrity since its capture on 03 September 2011. As he is about to dethrone “Cassius Clay”, it is expected that tourists would tremendously increase in Bunawan to personally see Lolong.