Lolong, the giant crocodile captured alive in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur may soon replace Australian crocodile called Cassius Clay as Guinness World Records‘ Biggest Crocodile in Captivity.
Cassius Clay, giant crocodile named after boxing legend Muhammad Ali, was declared on Thursday, September 16 by the Guinness World Records as the world’s biggest crocodile captured alive. The Australian crocodile, captured in Northern Territory in 1984, measures about 5.5 meters long and weighs almost a ton.
Lolong, named after a veteran crocodile handler who died days before the giant crocodile was captured, measures about 6.4-meters long.
However, Philippine officials need to work fast in providing Lolong a better habitat to have it recognized by the Guinness World Records.
According to Guinness World Records spokesperson Chris Sheedy, they will not recognized Lolong “until it’s in acceptable captivity, which is humane and professional, and until it has been properly measured.”