Monster croc Lolong’s body undergoes autopsy, full results expected by week’s end

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via ABS-CBNNews.com, reports that on Tuesday, February 12, Philippine veterinarians "conducted an autopsy on the body of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists."

Agence France-Presse (AFP), via ABS-CBNNews.com, reports that on Tuesday, February 12, Philippine veterinarians "conducted an autopsy on the body of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists."

 

The  report noted: "Lolong, who measured 6.17 meters (20.24 feet), died from a mystery illness on Sunday, Feabruay 10, inside his small enclosure in the southern Philippines, where he had been on display since being caught in marshlands in 2011."

 

The report quoted Mundita Lim, head of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau, who said, "We want to find out the real cause of death so there will be no misinformation and speculation."  The report added that according to Lim, the full results of Lolong’s autopsy would not be known until the end of the week.

 

For more on this story, read the AFP article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com.

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