Remember Lolong? Lolong is the 21-foot-long crocodile captured in 2011, which prior to its death in 2013, was recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest crocodile in captivity. The saltwater crocodile, which reportedly killed two before it was captured, is now harmless as a stuffed display at the National Museum of National History.
The National Museum of the Philippines shared a photo of the stuffed Lolong being moved from the Taxidermy Visible Storage at the National Museum of Anthropology to its new and permanent home at the Natural History Museum. It took 18 men to carry Lolong, which weighed 1,075 kg when it was still alive.
According to the museum, it is now being prepared for exhibition to create awareness about Philippine wildlife and marshland ecology. Lolong’s scientific breed is Crocodylus porosus. It was caught in a creek in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur on September 3, 2011 and became a tourist attraction at the Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center until its death in February 10, 2013.
Are you going to visit Lolong at the museum?