World's largest captive crocodile dies
February 11th, 2013
05:42 AM ET

World's largest captive crocodile dies

"So long, Lolong."

That was the phrase echoing around social media on Monday after news emerged the night before that Lolong, the world's largest crocodile in captivity, had died in the southern Philippines.

The outpouring of online shock and grief over the demise of the heavyweight reptile, which was more than 6-meters (20-feet) long, could be considered a little surprising, given suspicions Lolong may have been involved in at least two lethal attacks on people before he was captured in 2011.


Filed under: Animals • Philippines • wildlife • World
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  1. banasy©

    Well, how old WAS he?

    February 11, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Sounds like a "croc" to me.

    Good morning banasy.

    February 11, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Eddie

    Looks so scary.

    February 11, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Chelada Charlie

    Terrible creatures. Exterminate them all.

    February 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    It may be the cynic in me but I don't think the grief and shock are anything more than crocodile tears.

    February 11, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Good one. LOL

      February 12, 2013 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |