Feb 12 2013
A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers. Bunawan town plans to preserve the remains of the 1-ton crocodile, named Lolong, in a museum to keep tourists coming and stop the community from slipping back into obscurity, the mayor said Monday. Lolong was declared dead Sunday after being found floating on its back with a bloated stomach in a pond in an ecotourism park which had begun to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile, Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said. [Continue Reading]
Over twenty-feet long, weighing in over a ton. Damn, Lolong. You will be missed. He hung in there though at 50-years old. I’m glad the people of Bunawan are going to give Lolong his proper respects. RIP Bro.
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