World’s Largest Crocodile Dies


Lolong, the saltwater crocodile certified by Guinness as the largest living, has died. It had been a captive since September 2011. Locals captured it after it was implicated in attacks on humans.

World’s Largest Crocodile Dies, Leaving Town in Mourning | TIME.com: "The 1-ton crocodile was declared dead Sunday a few hours after flipping over with a bloated stomach in a pond in an eco-tourism park in Bunawan town, Philippines."

There will be an autopsy.

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2 comments:

  1. Such a shame. Town in mourning? Yeah all right. Mourning for all the money they won´t make out of him anymore. Crocodile tears...
    I can´t help but to wonder how long he would've lived if it hadn´t been thrown into captivity- considering the cause of death was ingesting a man-made object rather than disease or old age....

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  2. From what I'm reading, those reports on Lolong's cause of death are premature. This article:
    http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/335544/autopsy-carried-out-on-giant-philippines-crocodile
    --claims the autopsy results aren't in.

    Still, it's not much of a stretch to think that captivity caused his death one way or another. I understand the town plans to have him mounted and keep using him as a tourist attraction.

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