Monster croc Lolong gets own "nature park"; hunt for another "bigger" crocodile starts in October
Lolong is the "star" of nature park.
Interaksyon.com reports that monster crocodile Lolong, who could very well be the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, is now the main attraction of his own nature park, which opened over the weekend in the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
The focal point of the park is a pit that was originally excavated for the town’s swimming pool. It was hastily converted into a waterhole for Lolong.
People pay P20 to enter the compound and get a glimpse at the 21-foot male saltwater crocodile. Bunawan Mayor Edwin Elorde said that the park’s proceeds will be used to pay for the expenses incurred in the hunt for Lolong. Elorde claimed that it cost P1 million to capture the crocodile.
Elorde also hopes to have another attraction in the park soon. People have reported seeing an even larger crocodile in the area. Interaksyon.com quoted what Elorde told reporters: "They saw it with their own eyes, It was bigger. Our estimates are that it would be 25 to 30 feet long with body width of around four feet." The hunt for this allegedly "bigger" reptile will begin next month.
The Interaksyon.com report also revealed that representatives from Guinness World Records last week said they would not measure Lolong until it was in "acceptable captivity." That means Lolong should be in a "humane and professional" setting.
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