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Monster Croc Hunt Facts

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  • Lolong who measures 20'3" (6.17m), and weighs 1,075kg (2370lb) has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the Largest Living Crocodile in Captivity.

  • Lolong now lives in an enclosure, built as part of an eco-park near the village of Consuelo.

  • Lolong was named after Ernesto "Lolong" Conate, who helped to hunt the crocodile, but died from a heart attack before the croc was captured.

  • The saltwater crocodile is the Earth's largest reptile species

  • The saltwater crocodile may be the most widely-distributed crocodile in the world. Its range stretches from Sri Lanka and India right across to Australia.

  • Crocodiles have walked on earth for more than 85 million years.

  • Salt water crocodiles have produced the most powerful animal bite ever recorded, with a force value of 3,700 pounds (1678 kilogrammes)

  • A special valve at the back a crocodile's throat allows it to open its mouth underwater without water entering its throat.

  • To tell the difference between a crocodile and an alligator, have a look at the jaws: the jaw of a crocodile is narrow and V-shaped, while an alligator's jaw is wider and U-shaped. An alligator's wide upper jaw mostly hides its lower teeth, but some of the lower teeth of a crocodile are visible.

  • A female can lay up to 90 eggs, which are placed in a mound made from plant material and mud. She stays to guard the nest for the next 90 days, while the eggs are incubating.

  • Whether the egg produces a male or female depends on how warm it is. If the egg incubates at around 31.6°C (89°F) it'll produce a male; if it's a little warmer or cooler, a female will emerge.

  • The Agusan Marsh is home to 5,000 crocodiles.

  • Many of the local Manobo people, including the mayor, believe that Lolong didn't commit these attacks, but that they were committed by an even larger crocodile that's still at large. They have been building an enclosure to hold it, once it has been captured.

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