Guinness Certifies Biggest Captive Crocodile

The Guinness Book has certified this record:

Largest crocodile in captivity: "The largest crocodile in captivity is Lolong, a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), who measured 6.17 m (20.24 ft) in Agusan del Sur Province of Mindanao, Philippines. He was measured by experienced handlers in his custom built enclosure at Bunawan Eco-Park and Research Centre, Philippines. Lolong's weight was also measured at a nearby truck weigh-bridge and verified as approximately 1075 kg (2370 lbs).

The capture of the crocodile came after a 2 year effort to remove the animal thought responsible for a young girl's death at Agusan Marsh in early March 2009, and later the disappearance of a fisherman close to Bunawan Village."

We'll soon be running an in-depth piece on giant crocs, present and prehistoric, by Hodari Nundu. 

Thanks to Dee for the news tip.


  1. Beautiful animal, sad fate, but better than being shot and turned into wallets, though, I suposse. I wonder if they will use him as a stud, like they intended to do with Gustave.

  2. It is sad--though I'm sure I'd be among the first in line to visit him if I lived near enough.


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