- 6.17 metre(s)
- Philippines (Bunawan)
The largest crocodile in captivity ever was a 6.17-m (20-ft 2.91-in) saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) captured on 3 September 2011 in Bunawan, in the province of Agusan del Sur, Mindanao, Philippines. The crocodile was named Lolong and housed in a custom-built enclosure at Bunawan Eco-Park and Research Centre, Philippines. Lolong was weighed in at a truck weigh-bridge and verified as approximately 1,075 kg (2,370 lb). Lolong died on 10 February 2013.
The capture of the crocodile came after a two-year effort to remove the animal thought responsible for a young girl's death at Agusan Marsh in early March 2009, and later the disappearance of a fisherman close to Bunawan Village.
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