The World’s Largest Crocodile In Captivity

4 07 2012

File photo taken in September 2011 shows the saltwater crocodile called “Lolong”, which was captured in the Agusan marsh on the island of Mindanao last September. Lolong has been declared the largest such reptile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.

On Sunday July 1, 2012, the Guinness Book of World Records declared a saltwater crocodile weighing more than a ton as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity.

The crocodile, Lolong is  6.17 metre or 20.24 foot long.

Lolong, was captured in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao in September 2011.

Now it is kept at the crocodile park in the southern Philippine town of Bulawan.

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, a Philippine National Police officer stands next to a giant saltwater crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan town, Agusan Del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday, July 1, 2012 that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse says the saltwater crocodile nicknamed “Lolong” measured 6.17 meters (20.24 feet) and weighed more than a ton. (AP Photo/File)

FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile. (AP Photo)

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