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Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| Lolong- The World's Biggest Croc

Lolong is the world’s biggest/largest crocodile in captivity as declared by Guiness Book of World Records- measuring 20 feet and 3 inches (6.17m) from snout to tail. Lolong is a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) also known as Indo-Pacific specie. November 2011, Lolong was confirmed as the largest crocodile ever caught and placed in captivity after Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic measured him  in his corral.



On September 03, 2011, Lolong was caught by residents and crocodile hunters of Palawan in a Bunawan creek in the province of Agusan del Sur (Philippines). The crocodile was hunted as he is suspected of eating a farmer who went missing and a 12-year-old girl whose head was found two years ago. After his capture, examination of his stomach contents was conducted and remnants of water buffalo reported missing were found. His age is estimated to be at least   50 years old.


The crocodile is named after the veteran crocodile hunter from Palawan Crocodile and Wildlife Reservation Center who led the hunt- Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete. Mang Lolong died of a heart attack several days before the crocodile was captured. Weeks of hunting and stalking Lolong took its toll on Cañete’s health.


There are ongoing discussions/debates now whether Lolong should be released in his natural habitat (Agusan Marsh) or be transferred to an Eco park somewhere in Quezon City. Residents and current Mayor of Bunawan are strong on their decision to just retain Lolong in his current home- The Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation in Barangay Consuelo. For a simple reason (according to Mayor)napamahal na daw”! Anyway,whatever, kahit san pa ilagay si Lolong ang importante i-secure ang kondisyon nya at hindi siya dapat ma- stress bilang PINAKABAGONG CELEBRITY NG PINAS!:)

At dahil celebrity nga si Lolong dapat may mga Photos:) Sayang hindi ako nakapagpa piktyur katabi nya whahaha:)...







HOW TO GET THERE|
From Butuan Bus Terminal Lolong’s pool in Bunawan Eco park-Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur can be reached by Bus. Eco park is estimated 8 km from the town proper. Ask the driver/conductor to drop you at Eskina Bunawan going to Eco park where Lolong is located. From Eskina Bunawan you can hire a Habal-habal for 50-100 pesos. There is an Entrance FEE of 20 pesos:)



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43 comments:

  1. I think ok na siya dyan sa current habitat nya kung naaalagaan naman. Wag na pakawalan, baka iluto pa ng mga tao. :p


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  2. i saw lolong few weeks ago on Matanglawin. haha! =]

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  3. @Marvin-oo nga jejeje:)
    @Michy-cguro lawakn lang yung space ng pool nya. i design na parang lagoon so he can move freely like his natural habitat
    @Musi-thanks!:)

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  4. I think din na mas mabuti na na dyan na si Lolong sa current habitat nya since nasanay na sya sa area at para na rin naman may pagkakitaan yang mga tao sa Bunawan at may maging tourist attraction. Yun lang po, BOW! :)

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  5. Gusto kong magpapicture sa tabi niya. :D

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  6. I want to go see Lolong too! One day I hope.. =)

    http://thisislovelee.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow Bro! I wasn't just struck by the greatness of this croc but I was also caught in surprise to see a new theme! Congratulations! I love it and now you have the chance to emphasize more photos in your photo blog!

    May dating bro! More power!

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  8. thanks Cris, actually I am waiting for feedback, naghihinayang ako sa old template (simple lang) :)
    @LoVELEE- thanks for dropping here:)

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  9. @Bro Edmar- thanks for that bro! hindi na talaga ako nagsisisi at pinalitan ko ang theme. Cheers:)

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  10. Gonna be visiting Surigao Del Sur on the 2nd til 4th of November, haha.

    This post just made me so excited to see Mr. Lolong, up close! :D FTW

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  11. I'm sorry but I still feel sad looking at Lolong in an enclosure as small as this. Sana manlang lakihan and make it feel na natural habitat na. Kawawa naman.

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  12. Lolong will be okay sa kanyangnatural habitat. I've heard that folks there are now looking sa isa pang Lolong, Mas malaki raw.

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  13. This was an extensive feature on Lolong. I hope he's ok his captivity. Great photos by the way.

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  14. Sir Jeff it would be more interesting if nagpapic ka katabi mo si Lolong, for sure marami maiingit. Ang tanong nga lang kung paano gagawin ito. I hope makita rin namin ang higanteng buwayang ito.

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  15. Love na love ko talaga ang sense of humor niyo po! Huwag nga naman siya bigyan ng rason na ikaka-stress niya since bagong celebrity ng Pilipinas si Lolong! Hehehe.. siguro yung pinakahuling pinuntahan ko na may actual na buwaya was in Puerto Princesa pa. :)

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  16. I wanted to visit him also, and I hope that his health will be better there and have a long life

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  17. naku jeffrey lagi akong napapadaan sa bunawan pero di ko mapuntahan si Lolong.... :(, makapunta nga NOW na lol!

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  18. We also went there last August when we drove back to Davao City. Lolong was really huge and scary =)

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  19. I love to see Lolong in real. Maybe this coming sem break we're going there. Hopefully.

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  20. aw, poor thing... all caged up with nowhere to go... wild animals should be in the wild like this crocodile...

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  21. I hope they bring Lolong to Manila for us to look at and enjoy. :D

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  22. this reminded me of one blog I still need to post. was able to attend the unveiling of the Lolong replica at the Nido Science Center which was cool because it's really huge. Wondering how long Lolong will last in the current habitat...

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  23. I wanted to see Lolong in person for so long na. Hoping he would stay well there.. :(

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  24. I've actually seen Lolong and it's a beauty. I'm pro-environment and quite the nature lover so I spend a lot of time visiting nature parks and protected animal reserves. What saddens me is as large and naturally dominant animals such as Lolong are, they stand no chance even in their own turf; they will just be hunted for petty profit.

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  25. I saw a big croc in Davao. But they told me Lolong was way larger. It was pretty much scary during the exhibition pero mejo naawa din ako kasi parang nahihirapan na syang gumalaw pero pinapagalaw pa rin sya. :|

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  26. Bawal ba kung magpapicture sa tabi niya? Wala bang parang croc hunter on standby? hehe.

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  27. That pool is shallow...can the croc get out and wander to the grass? scary!

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  28. Magpapicture din ako sa tabi ni Lolong...heheheh

    I want to see Lolong too, mas matanda pa sya sa akin. lol!

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  29. I wanna meet Lolong! Pero sana wag na sya dalhin dito sa Manila, if ever sana sa Palawan na lang. Kung ano pa man, wag na din sana pakawalan sa Agusan Marsh, baka makapaminsala pa ulet e.

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  30. kakatakot!! tamang celebrity nalang sya... para maadmire ng tao kesa ibalik sa habitat nya tpos mangain ng tao... hehe

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  31. wow world record - I thought those crocs that Tarzan would wrestle with or crocodile dundee for that matter are big - mas malaki pa pala si Lolong... hmm

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  32. You template looks cool! ganda! I will make a post about long-long soon, too!

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  33. oh! i thought the longest/biggest croc is in the senate and congress... ooops!!! bleep.. cyber law...

    seriously, they belong to their natural habitat but oh well, who really knows what's the best? some also fear that returning him to his territory poses some danger.

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  34. this is interesting article ...

    http://tabloidsnews.blogspot.sg/2012/10/cause-of-passenger-offloaded-at.html

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  35. Wow! kainggit!! I wanna see Lolong too!!

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  36. very informative post. but I'd have to give you a thumbs up for having the courage to go near that thing! grabe lang :)

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  37. "Napamahal na!" so goes the statement of the mayor of retaining Lolong to its present habitat. I've no question about where Lolong should be placed. The only point is wherever it stays as long as it is being taken care of properly.

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  38. LOLONG is very popular. he instantly became a celebrity not only in the Philippines but in the world! Amazing huge record-holder reptile.

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  39. WOW thank you for introducing me to Lolong, I'm going to share with my children and hope to visit one day

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  40. Wow! Refreshing sa mata yong new template ah :)

    Anyways, I was one who prefer Lolong to stay there in its present location kasi taga diyan siya.

    Will be visiting him soon.

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