SkyNews: Giant One-Ton Crocodile Enters Record Books

The seven metre reptile was captured by villagers in the Philippines last year after a series of deadly attacks

4:29pm UK, Sunday 01 July 2012

Lolong the One Ton Crocodile, SkyNews, Jim Caldell Redondo BeachA seven metre-long crocodile has been confirmed as the largest in captivity.

Lolong weighs more than a ton, and has taken the top spot from an Australian crocodile which measured more than five metres, a Guinness World Records spokesman said.

The giant reptile has been blamed for a number of deadly attacks in a remote area in the southern Philippines and was eventually caught in the remote town of Bunawan.

It has become the star attraction of a new ecotourism park and research centre on the outskirts of the town and has drawn thousands of tourists since news of its capture spread.

Bunawan has earned £45,000 from the modest entrance fees at the park, with most of the money being used to feed and care for the crocodile.

Read more at SkyNews…

Jim Caldwell
Redondo Beach

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