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Where there is a Lolong, there will always be fish

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“They look like dinosaurs!” I screamed, gaping at live crocodiles for the first time with my brother, Jaypee. This was Manila Zoo in the 1990s and to pint-sized kids, 14-foot crocodiles seemed giant, ancient and utterly invincible.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Stressed giant croc better off in QC’

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Maybe what Lolong, the 1-ton crocodile caught in the Agusan Marsh last month, needs is a change of scenery.

Posted: October 1st, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Lolong’ authentication faces delay

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Guinness World Records has delayed its validation process to determine if “Lolong,” the 1,075-kilogram saltwater crocodile captured here on Sept. 3, is indeed the largest reptile in captivity, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, Mayor Edwin Elorde said Saturday.

Posted: September 25th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Step aside, Cassius, here comes ‘Lolong’

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Sydney—An Australian crocodile called Cassius Clay on Thursday was declared the biggest in captivity by Guinness World Records, although his reign may be brief after reports of a rival giant emerged from the Philippines. Measuring just under 5.5 meters and weighing close to a ton, Cassius was captured in Northern Territory in 1984. Named after [...]

Posted: September 16th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

World’s biggest croc in danger, says mayor

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Bunawan, Agusan del Sur—“Lolong,” cordoned and padlocked in a pen, faces danger from intruders who may want to harm the 6.4-meter-long saltwater crocodile, according to Mayor Edwin Elorde. “There could be saboteurs out there who may want to cut short the star power of our catch,” Elorde said. “Maybe some sectors want Lolong dead,” he [...]

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Logging, mining driving crocs closer to humans, says Agusan bishop

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For a Catholic bishop in Butuan City, the unbridled logging and mining in the Agusan provinces are what are driving crocodiles out of their natural habitat and bringing them into closer contact with humans. Butuan Bishop Juan de Dios Pueblos, who oversees parishes in Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte, suggested that logging and [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘Crocodile Dundees’ after bigger croc than ‘Lolong’

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After capturing what could be the biggest crocodile caught alive in the world, hunters are already talking of going after an even bigger croc, possibly lurking in the creeks of Agusan del Sur.

Posted: September 7th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Giant croc captured in Agusan Sur creek

MONSTER CROC In this photo taken on Sunday, Mayor Cox Elorde of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur province,  shows how huge was the 1,075-kg crocodile captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek late Saturday. The 6.4-meter (21-foot) male crocodile is bigger than the 5.5 meter saltwater crocodile in Cairns, Australia, that the Guinness Book of Records says is the biggest captive crocodile in the world. AP

Villagers and experts have captured a one-ton saltwater crocodile which they plan to make the star of a planned ecotourism park in Agusan del Sur province. The male crocodile was described in an Associated Press report as 6.4 meters (21 feet) long which, if confirmed, would make it bigger than the 5.5-meter saltwater crocodile in [...]

Posted: September 6th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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