Lolong, a massive crocodile captured in the Philippines in 2011, is the largest croc in captivity in the world: DID YOU KNOW THIS?
Lolong, photographed after it was captured in September in a steel-cabled trap. It took about 100 people to haul it out of
MANILA, Philippines — A huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks in the southern Philippines is the largest in captivity in the world, Guinness World Records has declared.
The giant reptile has brought fear, pride, tourism revenues and attention to the remote town where it was captured.
The saltwater crocodile named Lolong, which was captured last September in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, measures 20.24 feet and weighs more than a ton, Guinness spokeswoman Anne-Lise Rouse said in a statement Sunday.
The reptile took the top spot from an Australian crocodile measuring more than 17 feet and weighing nearly a ton.
Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said the news sparked celebrations in his farming town of 37,000, but also fostered concerns that more giant crocodiles might be lurking in a nearby marshland and creek where villagers fish.
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