Monday, February 11, 2013

Lolong -largest crocodile in captivity is dead.

The worlds longest crocodile in captivity reportedly is dead USA TODAY
The town of Bunawan is in tears as the world's longest saltwater crocodile at 20.24 feet and weighing about 1 ton.

Lolong's capture after reports of a child killed and water buffalos and farmer attacked in a marshy area brought fame to Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. The croc was responsible for an upsurge of tourists and visitors to a specially built enclosure. The town officials have refused to transfer the croc to Manila.

We mourn Lolong the crocodile, which we feel should have been left in the wild. But population pressures is bringing stresses to our Philippine wildlife and we fear there may be no crocodiles left in twenty or more years.

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