Largest Crocodile Ever
That’s right; we’re talking about the largest crocodile ever recorded,
– 23 Feet 3 Inches (7.01 Meters), Philippines, in captivity.
– Estimated Over 18 Feet (5.5 Meters), he is
rumored to have killed over three hundred people as a Nile Crocodile in Burundi.
What is the Largest Crocodile Ever Recorded?
– 17 Feet 11 Inches (5.48 Meters) was an Australian saltwater crocodile who died in captivity on June 2021 at the age of 112. He weighed over 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg).
Another large Crocodile!
– Lolong was born in the late 1990s in the Agusan Marsh in the Philippines.
– As a young saltwater crocodile, he was relatively small and would have had to compete with other predators in the area for food.
The Life of Lolong
– In September 2011, Lolong was discovered by locals in the town of Bunawan, Philippines.
– He had attacked and killed a water buffalo, and his enormous size made him an instant celebrity.
Discovery of Lolong
– A team of experts was assembled to capture Lolong and bring him to a safer location.
– After three weeks of trying to catch him, Lolong was finally captured in a metal trap baited with meat.
Capture of Lolong
– Lolong was moved to a crocodile farm where he could be studied and cared for.
– He was given a large enclosure with plenty of water and food and quickly adapted to life in captivity.
Life in Captivity
– On the 10th of February 2013, Lolong died at 50.
– It was conveyed he lost his life because of heart failure that followed a bout of pneumonia.
Death of Lolong
– The discovery of the largest crocodile ever recorded has allowed researchers to study the biology and behavior of these creatures in greater detail.
The Significance of Lolong
Their jaws have powerful closing muscles, which can hold onto their prey and drag them into the water.
They possess a “transparent eyelid.” This nictitating membrane shields their eyes as they swim underwater, enabling them to see clearly without getting their eyes wet.
By discovering Lolong and other incredible crocodiles, we have gained new insights into these apex predators’ biology, behavior, and conservation.
There is still so much more to discover about these predatory creatures!
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