Biggest reptile in the world
Alleged killer of two people and suspected of several attacks, Lolong was captured in September 2011. More than 100 people were needed to catch and transport the huge animal who quickly became an attraction for the citizens of Bunawan.
Although regrettable, Lolong's death was not in vain as his fame contributed to the preservation of crocodiles in the Philippines. The Senate recently passed a bill to strengthen laws protecting the saltwater crocodile, named a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
How long was the Lolong crocodile?
"Lolong", the largest crocodile in the world measures 6 meters and weighs one ton. The Lolong crocodile, famous for its large size, was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the largest captive crocodile in the world, according to EFE news agency.
What is the largest crocodile in history?
Lolong, the largest crocodile ever measured, 6.2 meters long and weighing 1,075 kilos. He even earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records. He was found in the Philippines, captured and kept in custody.
How long was long long?
Approximately 50 years old, the giant reptile was 6.17 meters long and weighed more than a ton. Alleged to have killed two people and suspected of several attacks, Lolong was captured in September 2011.
Largest reptile in the world
Not only in the ocean there are huge species, such as whales or sharks, but also on the coasts. An example of this is the world's largest crocodile, which can reach the same size as two or three cars lined up in a row and even have the strength of a tyrannosaurus!
This title goes to the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), which can reach a maximum length of 6.5 meters and a weight of almost one ton. According to Oceana, it is a great predator since it captures all species of birds and mammals that come very close to its territory.
If you are wondering how the species can cover so many continental and insular territories, this is because it can swim without problems in the high seas, reaching up to 900 kilometers away.
As you read in the previous point, the world's largest crocodile can swim many kilometers at sea and, during this journey, it is able to dive into the water without any problems. Do you want to know how it does it?
This reptile has a valve in the lower part of its throat that closes while it navigates. In this way, it prevents the passage of water into its body, while it searches for new territories where it can rest or reproduce.
What is the most dangerous crocodile in the world?
Lolong (b. 1963 - d. February 10, 2013) was the largest captive crocodile in the world. He was a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and had a length of 6.17 meters long and a mass of 1075 kilograms, making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout to tail in the world.
In November 2011, Australian crocodile expert, Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic, sedated and measured Lolong and confirmed him as the largest crocodile ever caught and kept in captivity.
Lolong died in captivity at approximately 8 p.m. on February 10, 2013 from pneumonia. His skin and head were stored by a team of taxidermists for future display of those parts of the animal at the National Museum.
The NGO Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc, with the cooperation of PETA, had urged the local government of Bunawan to return Lolong to the creek in barangay Nueva Era, where the giant reptile had been captured. However, after a lengthy debate, Bunawan Mayor Edwin "Cox" Elorde and barangay residents opposed the animal's release, stating that it would endanger the lives of people living near the site.
Guinness World's Largest Crocodile
An alligator over seven feet long (almost three meters) was found this Saturday in a home in Davie, South Florida (USA), by a family having breakfast in the backyard and had no other option to remove it than to alert the local authorities.
The two hunters used a rope and a long pole to immobilize the large reptile, and then wrapped its mouth with duct tape before finally removing it from the house and loading it into a pickup truck with the help of a third person.
According to the same media, the alligator, whose age was not specified, will be taken to one of the conservation farms that FWC has in West Palm Beach (southeast) or Naples (southwest).