The world was surprised with the news about the death of ‘LOLONG’, the World’s Largest Crocodile after it was captured from its natural habitat in 2011 and stayed for 18 months in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Ecopark.
‘LOLONG’, the World’s Largest Crocodile dies due to Pneumonia
After no more than three (3) weeks, autopsy of the dead crocodile reveals hepatic lipidosis (affecting the liver), congestive heart failure, mycotic pneumonia (affecting the lungs) and chronic nephritis (affecting the kidneys).
The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary, Ramon Paje, said that living in captivity causes the overall health decline of the said giant organism.
On Sunday, at around 8:00 PM, ‘LOLONG‘, the World’s Largest Crocodile in captivity according to the World’s Guinness Book of Record, found dead in the croc’s pen.
‘LOLONG’, the World’s Largest Crocodile
Accordingly, Lolong hasn’t been eating the past days and has been noticed that its left stomach area ballooned. Though the cause of death wasn’t disclosed yet, this might be a factor contributing to Lolong‘s death.
I have always loved fishes and my aquariums. In fact, I have made a blog for my pets because I treasure them dearly. I always make sure that they are all well-fed and taken cared of properly even if I am not around the house. I also make sure that the aquariums are in good condition and that the water levels and its salinity are safe for my fishes. I have seen pH meters online that I am planning to buy so that I can make sure that the oxygen and pH level of the water are good for my fishes. I would not want them to get sick and eventually die because they have been ignored.
I remember a friend of mine who once had a fish bowl and two fishes in it. The fishes had been her pet for quite some time but because she was away for a few days, no one was able to clean the bowl and the water had become so bad that in just a couple of days, all the fishes died. There was not enough oxygen for the fishes since the water was already dirty and filled with other stuff. She was so sad to see her fishes go and she made sure that when she bought a new aquarium and fishes, that her pets would be always looked after, and I am doing the same thing too.
According to Dr. Adam Briton, an Australian expert on wild animals and authenticator of the Guinness Book of World Record for reptiles and snakes, ‘Lolong’ is the biggest Crocodile in the World, so far, being captured.
‘Lolong’, Biggest Crocodile in the World
“I am glad to pronounce tonight, that the actual and final measurement of crocodile named Lolong here in Bunawan is 20 feet and three inches long, the biggest so far all over the world. Because of this final report, Lolong will now be the title holder as the biggest crocodile in captivity worldwide,” Dr. Briton said who went to Bunawan, Agusan del Sur on October 31, 2011 to personally conduct research survey about ‘Lolong’.
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Not until the year is about to set off and another to come, I wouldn’t realized that 2011 is the year of the Rabbit.
Pity me but it’s true. Laugh at me, but I am just telling the truth. I really forgot that this year is for Rabbits.
I have classmates rearing rabbits just this year like Jay and Ernhez and even play with their pets when I could. But I never thought of any relevance in having one pet rabbit this year. I remember, one time Jay shared to me last year, 2010, she said that she has to buy a cute little rabbit to make a pet for 2011. I just smiled and nod at her because I, personally, do not like rearing rabbits at all. When January 2011 came, she bought a gray female rabbit including rabbit hutches to where her rabbit could live at. Since it was a girl, she bought a pink hutch. Ernhez also bought a black male rabbit with a black hutch too. After a few months that his male rabbit has physically grown, he bought another rabbit, a female one. After which, he was planning to buy more rabbit hutches but I am not sure if he really did until now.
Accordingly, making rabbits a pet at home is a luck especially when having them on the rabbit year basing on the Chinese calendar. Even my friends are also believing on that.
But what do rabbits could give and bring to the one rearing them?
It is believed that year of the rabbit brings peaceful and calming life after living a year with the tiger, the one that comes first before rabbit. So most probably, a very good relationship in the family or within oneself with another is expected in the year of the rabbit. Another thing is the easy and more lax lifestyle especially on money-making and luxurious living.
So, to those who has rabbits at home, did, by far, the year of the rabbit has something good brought to you?
The local government of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur has constructed, in the most immediate time they could, an Eco park for Lolong, the largest crocodile found in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
After Lolong, the largest crocodile found in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur was caught into the LGU Bunawan, Agusan del Sur hands to lessen the harm that Lolong could give to people, Lolong now is having a good rest in his own man-made pool at the so-called Eco Park in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
It also a very good thing to know today that after almost two weeks Lolong, the largest crocodile found in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur was caught in captivity, the Eco park now is open to public viewing. The LGU Bunawan, Agusan del Sur is put a prize per person on viewing for the maintenance of the said Eco park.
The crocodile that was found and caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur has already name. It was named after the man who was one of the many who tried to capture him has died during the process of captivity of the crocodile. That man’s nickname was Lolong, and so the crocodile was named after him, Lolong.
Lolong, the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, is now in an Eco Park in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur which was intentionally made for the said crocodile.
One commenter on my post about the Crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur said that I posted a wrong information in this blog of mine since I posted that the crocodile was a female one. You can see Vince Morgan’s comment below, I took a snapshot of it from here the post which you can find it here – >Crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Clic the image above to see the original comment of Vince Morgan.
I don’t know if I am wrong or what because I haven’t read news regarding any further investigation about the Crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur since September 4, 2011, the day I posted my blog post. But what I am certain was that one of the leading newspaper company in the country reported also that the crocodile was female.
Click the image above to enlarge. To read the full report of ABS-CBN, click here.
If I really gotten mistake, I would surely admit it and change or edit what I have posted. But up until now, I still am certain it is a female one.
Just last one quick question if new studies has proven it up to today, September 8, 2011, Is the Crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur MALE or FEMALE?
These are just some of the original images taken by my sister, Wee, and posted on her Facebook account album of the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
This is the anterior or facial part of the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur but only covered with dried banana leaves.
Lengthy body of the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Showing the dorsal or back part of the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Left posterior leg of the crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
The crocodile caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur is in fact one of the largest crocodiles in the world. Before it has been captured by authorities in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur, it has already caused the death of a carabao and a child.
Last night, September 3, 2011, a female 20 feet long and a 3.5 feet wide crocodile was catch in the barangay of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
The crocodile now is placed at the crocodile pen in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur temporarily.