Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Biggest Croc of the World Captured in Philippines

A giant crocodile suspected of killing a fisherman who went missing since July this year was finally captured by the members of a crocodile farm and the villagers in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Philippines, reports reaching this online magazine said.

The male crocodile weights around 2, 370 pounds (1,075 kgs) and measures 6.4 meters, much bigger than the one found in southern territory of Australia, while the other was also found in Fly River, Papua New Guinea. Both of the crocs measured 6.2 meters, reports said. The first crocodile was reportedly shot dead by poachers, while the second also succumbs the same fate when it was also killed in 1983.

If recorded official, the crocodile named “Lolong” could become the biggest crocodile of the world and it is hoped that the Guiness Book of World Records is one agency which could confirm the official measurement of the captured croc.
Town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said the local government is now planning to establish an eco-tourism park for species found in Agusan marsh.

The largest crocodile ever held in captivity, on the other hand, is an Estuarine–Siamese hybrid named Yai (meaning “big” in Thai) which was born on June 10,1972, at the famous Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Thailand. This animal measures 6 m (19.69 ft) (19 ft 8 in) in length and weighs 1114.27 kg.
The largest captive crocodile alive in the US is located in South Carolina. In June 2002, Alligator Adventure introduced Utan, born in 1964 in Thailand. At 20 feet (6.1 m) long and weighing in at more than a ton, “Utan”, the largest crocodile to ever be exhibited in the United States resides in Myrtle Beach. – with reports frompinoypower.net)

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