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    Guinness says Philippine croc world's largest

    A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton and suspected of killing two people in the Philippines has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

    The 6.17-metre (20.24-foot) male, nicknamed "Lolong", was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao last September after a two-year search following the killing of a girl and the disappearance of a fisherman.

    "The largest crocodile in captivity is Lolong, a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), who measured 6.17 m," Guinness said on its website.

    "Lolong's weight was also measured at a nearby truck weigh-bridge and verified as approximately 1,075 kg (2,370 lbs)."

    Welinda Asis Elorde, media affairs coordinator for the town of Bunawan, which has custody of the new record-holder, said Monday the local government had received an official certification from Guinness.

    "He's doing well. I think he has already adapted to his new environment," Elorde told AFP by telephone.

    At first, Lolong was fed the equivalent of 10 percent of his body weight in beef, pork and poultry every month, but an expert put him on a diet of eight to 10 kilograms a week to get him to be more active, she added.

    The expert also recommended that the meat be given with skin and feathers attached, to help digestion.

    "I was there (at the crocodile park where Lolong is kept) yesterday and he remains a big tourist attraction. Hundreds of people visit him in a day," Elorde added.

    The Guinness record was previously held by Cassius, a 5.48-metre Australian saltwater crocodile weighing close to a ton.

    Cassius has been kept at a crocodile park at an island off Queensland since his capture in the Northern Territory in 1984.

     

     
    • I C U  •  9 days ago
      crocs thinking "WTH?! just minding my own business, eating people, loving life, then BAM! Im a sideshow attraction in some park..." SMH
      • Germaine Ramsey 9 days ago
        sounds like just another day living in the hood but instead not eating people they kill them and then they make the front page paper with all types of attention drawn to them.
      • G 9 days ago
        tooo funny ICU
      • Ginger 9 days ago
        YES!!!!!!!!
    • TIGMASTER  •  Fayetteville, North Carolina  •  9 days ago
      Man I would had like to see one of the Swamp People try to get a hold of this one..
      • Angie 9 days ago
        That was my exact thought!!! Old Troy would have his hands full! :-)
      • Robert 9 days ago
        Yea but Troy would have eventually taken him
      • Hali 9 days ago
        thats a big one...
    • sam  •  9 days ago
      It's 1st meal should be Jerry Sandusky.
      • Dan 9 days ago
        Hey, that croc has to have better taste that than that!
      • XYS 9 days ago
        haha that would be a brilliant addition to capital punishment
      • dabeansdad 9 days ago
        My thoughts exactly. Scott Peterson was another candidate I thought of.
    • tom  •  9 days ago
      weekly diet..washington lobbyists..and the kardashians
      • red 9 days ago
        good one
      • Michael 9 days ago
        turn it off
      • red 9 days ago
        but the karashians might give him heartburn
    • headhunter  •  Texarkana, Texas  •  9 days ago
      Too bad Steve Irwin isn't around anymore, he'd be flippin smooth out over Lolong.
      • AD 8 days ago
        Irwin would be like, Crike!! hes a big, one lets crawl inside and see what he had to eat, "sure is dark in here HEY! who shut the bleedin door?? uh oh
      • madison 7 days ago
        CRIKEY that is absolutly crazy they should cuddle him.
      • KennethS 4 days ago
        Wish he would eat all these stinking diesel trucks around here. clearwater b.c. Canada
    • Gaby  •  Killeen, Texas  •  9 days ago
      "CRIKEY! He's a Beauty!!"
    • andreab  •  Cicero, Illinois  •  9 days ago
      weekly diet..child molesters
    • tina thyroid  •  9 days ago
      I wish he had a taste for kardashians but even a croc has his standards.
    • JFFB  •  St Louis, Missouri  •  9 days ago
      Casey Anthony bait.
    • Author  •  9 days ago
      "an expert put him on a diet of eight to 10 kilograms a week to get him to be more active" There's nothing worse than an inactive killer crockodile
    • Jerry  •  Tampa, Florida  •  9 days ago
      steve irwin would of had fun with this big guy :)
    • GammaGM  •  Youngstown, Ohio  •  8 days ago
      Who had the guts to measure him? I'll leave that to someone with less zest for life.
    • buzz saw  •  9 days ago
      Forget letting him loose in Congress. I say drop him off at set of Jersey Shore.....
    • James  •  9 days ago
      did they find Jimmy Hoffa inside him?
    • Daniel L  •  West Palm Beach, Florida  •  9 days ago
      They should have relocated him to Lake Placid lol
    • Danny  •  Kalamazoo, Michigan  •  9 days ago
      who takes him for a walk around the block. this puppy can't get run over he would have no problem ripping the tires off your car though. 20 feet, gees his twice as long as your car & weights just as much. things must grow bigger in saltwater.
    • Zacojam  •  8 days ago
      That's a lot of boots, belts, shoes and wallets.
    • MMA78  •  9 days ago
      At least they kept him alive.
    • Truth Teller  •  9 days ago
      How does anyone know that was the croc that killed the people?
    • Bruce  •  Concord, New Hampshire  •  9 days ago
      His favorite song: Crocodile Rock. Evidence suggests they can live to 100 years or more. He remembers when rock was young.
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