Its totally irresponsible to accuse those people of killing Lolong, maybe you were right they might have caused it, but even that would be a presumption, Youve said he's prob'lly 50+ that alone tells you those people have respect for these giants by leaving them alone for more than 50 years; Infact though only rumors they have sighting of a bigger salty and you could just imagine how old it is,only until somebody died and they have no answers and merely trying to find one that they decided to capture these crock. I mean when a surfer somewhere else gets attacked by a great white dont they sometime kill three of those to look for the culprit, yet we dont tell them crap
Photograph from European Pressphoto Agency
Published February 11, 2013
Lolong is the largest crocodile in captivity no longer.
The previous captive record-holder was a 17.97-foot-long (5.48-meter-long) Australian-caught saltwater crocodile.
The cause of death is unknown, although a post-mortem may reveal more details, CNN reported.
Biggest Crocodile Boosted Conservation
The giant reptile's death is a loss to crocodile conservation in the country, Philippines' Environment Secretary Ramon Pajeto told CNN affiliate ABS-CBN News.
Indeed, the 2,370-pound (1,075-kilogram) Lolong may have inspired people in the Philippines to "perhaps respect crocodiles a little bit more,"Adam Britton, senior partner of the Australia-based crocodilian research and consulting group Big Gecko, wrote on his blog in June 2012. (See pictures of alligators and crocodiles.)
For instance, in 2011 Philippine Senate introduced a resolution to strengthen laws protecting the saltwater crocodile and the Philippine crocodile, a species deemed critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Lolong will still loom large even after death, however—Paje told ABS-CNN that the reptile will be stuffed and mounted.
They killed it with all of the crap they were letting people throw to it. They were never meant to eat like that. No wonder he was found bloated and belly up. Poor thing.
The reason they caught Lolong was because he was killing people, including a young girl on her way home from school. That croc is just lucky they chose to catch him and "cruelly" impression him. Forgive me, but anything that literally bites a little girl's head off should be killed... animal or human. I love animals, but protecting and avenging innocent human life always comes first.
wow check out the pic that croc looks miserable that is cruel that croc belongs in the wild not captured STOP ANIMAL CRUELITY
Lolong should have lived a lot longer. They (whoever is responsible) should have invested in a much larger space for Lolong. So large, that the croc will not even know that he is in captivity.
@waine simpson How would you like it if Mother Nature had the idea to avenge all the animals humans have killed? Animals kill in order to survive, whereas humans are the only creature on this planet that believe they are above the laws of evolution.
@waine simpson Are you crazy or just with CNN, making the news up as you go? This alligator was NEVER, and I repeat NEVER, EVER associated with anyone's death. A Government employee died of a HEART ATTACK while helping to transport him. They flushed it's stomach and found NOTHING. It's just a big crock they they caught and called a maneater. They put it in a pool with nasty waster and expected it to live. Not to mention the crap that they tossed to that poor thing. You sir, are just yapping for nadda and frankly I take offence to it when you sit there and say you love animals...if so then why would you make this up?
In fact, funny thing is, if you Google "alligator kills school girl" all you see is stories about people killing crocs. Soooo yeah YOU MADE IT UP. Throw your keyboard away, you are allowed read only access to these forums from now on. =P
@Taty Anna THANK YOU!!!! It's in a pool of nasty water and they expected it to live. Frankly, I hate crocs, but that crap is just horrible. Then you have morons like the one above who yapps about school girls being eaten by this thing and it's been clearly stated by hundreds of people that this croc never killed anyone that they know of yet he relates it to a specific death. They only drug it back to put it on display and make money. I'm honestly glad it died that quickly and didn't have to suffer for that long.
@Taty Anna Animal Cruelty, what a retard..we never relocate animals or take them in when they cant go back into the wild do we? Lets put you in Lolongs mouth...since he's unhappy and miserable. We should sacrifice you to The Great Lolong..It will please the Great Lolong and put you out of your misery at the same time.
@Wassim Bazzi croc was held capture , he killed 2 people
@Hans Parel 50+ years
@Hans Parel He was estimated to be 50 years old, but no one really knows for sure. He was captured in 2011 and died 2/10/13
you do realize there is a difference between crocodiles and alligators? This may be a contributor to the confusion when you do "searches" on google.
@michael k. Then they should have put it out of it's misery and not drug it back to put it on display. You're the retard for viewing the world so backwards.
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