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Museum urged to expedite taxidermy on ‘Lolong’

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‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the environment department is pressing the National Museum to expedite the stuffing and preservation of “Lolong,” the world’s biggest saltwater crocodile in captivity that died in Agusan del Sur last February.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »

‘Lolong’ tissues sent to UP

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Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

Tissue samples of Lolong, the saltwater crocodile which died early this week, have been sent to the University of the Philippines in Los Banos (UPLB) for analysis.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The meaning of life

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This popped out in his iPad as if out of nowhere and somewhat myteriously. It was a quote from Albert Camus: “You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” And of course it got him [...]

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Agusan town to declare ‘Lolong’ a hero

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In this file photo, Bunawan Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde pretends to measure a huge crocodile which was captured by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province, southern Philippines. Guinness World Records has declared Sunday that the huge crocodile blamed for deadly attacks is the largest in captivity in the world. (AP Photo)

Local officials here are bent on declaring “Lolong,” the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity that died Sunday night, as its hero through an ordinance that the Sangguniang Bayan has agreed to pass.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Autopsy carried out on ‘Lolong’

‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Veterinarians conducted an autopsy Tuesday on the world’s largest saltwater crocodile ever caught, amid concerns it died of mistreatment in a small pen where it was on show for tourists.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Animal rights group blames Lolong’s death on its captivity

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In this Sunday Sept. 4, 2011 file photo, police and residents pose with Lolong, following its capture by residents and crocodile farm staff along a creek in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur. An animal rights group implicitly blamed the death of the crocodile Lolong on its captivity.  AP PHOTO

An animal rights group implicitly blamed the death of the crocodile Lolong on its captivity.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bunawan to hold funeral rites for Lolong

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Lolong is covered with ice chunks to preserve his remains. AP PHOTO/ERWIN MASCARINAS

A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers.

Posted: February 12th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Eco-park will continue to operate despite Lolong’s death – mayor

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‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Lolong, the world’s biggest crocodile, looked fine for the past few weeks until his handlers sensed Sunday there was a problem with the famed reptile, Bunawan town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said Monday.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Philippine town mourns largest captive crocodile

‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The world’s largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, sending villagers to tears in the backwater southern Philippine town that had started to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

World’s largest crocodile Lolong is dead

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Lolong died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, officials said. JEOFFREY MAITEM / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Lolong, the world’s biggest reptile in captivity, is dead.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

P1 million for Lolong? No problem, says Tomas

REP. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district said he would allocate P1 million from his pork barrel to make sure that giant crocodile Lolong stays in his cage in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur and not be transferred to Metro Manila.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Agusan town to fight to keep ‘Lolong’

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‘Lolong’.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The plan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to transfer “Lolong” the giant crocodile to the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Quezon City was met with opposition from the mayor of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.

Posted: July 29th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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