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‘Lolong’, World’s Biggest Captive Crocodile Before, Finds Home in the National Museum

Photo credit: Aissa Domingo/National Museum of the Philippines Zoology Division

Photo credit: Aissa Domingo/National Museum of the Philippines Zoology Division

The world’s once biggest captive crocodile, Lolong, has moved to its final home in the National Museum. Specifically, Lolong’s remains are at the National Museum of Natural History.

Lolong will now have a new and permanent home in the National Museum of Natural History, according to the National Museum’s Facebook post.

“The move was facilitated by the Zoology Division staff and it took about 18 men to carry him. He is now being prepared for exhibition to create awareness for Philippine wildlife and make us understand more about marshland ecology,” it said.

Before his death, Lolong was the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity. Lolong dies on Feb. 10, 2013 in Agusan del Sur.

At that time, the crocodile was at 6.17 meters long and weighed 1,075 kilograms.

Lolong was named after Palawan crocodile hunter Ernesto “Lolong” Coñate.

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