Lolong, a crocodile recognized by Guinness World Records as the largest in captivity, was given a traditional Manobo burial in Agusan del Sur, the Philippine Star reports.
According to the report, "candles were lit, a pig was slaughtered, and eggs and orange soda were offered to the spirits" by the Manobos of Agusan. "We held our rites in thanksgiving for giving us Lolong. The rites enabled us to offer Lolong to the spirits," Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde said.
Lolong was then skinned and decapitated before being buried. The crocodile’s remains will be dug up in a few months and its bones reassembled. Meanwhile, some of Lolong’s organs have been sent to Manila for examination to find out why the crocodile died.
"We are waiting for the report from Manila," Elorde said.
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