According to, lolong is the largest crocodile in captivity. Remembering jaws, indias largest crocodile in captivity. Cassius measures 17 feet, 11 inches, which is the size of two pingpong tables laid endtoend. The worlds largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, prompting mourning among residents of a southern philippine town once terrorised by the giant reptile. From the tiny dwarf crocodile to the massive saltwater croc, crocodiles are truly successful predators that have hunted in this world for 200 million years. Cassius is the largest crocodile in captivity according to guinness world records s. Jaws iii, the largest crocodile bred in captivity in india, passed away last week, at the ripe age of 50. An old photo i recently came upon brought to mind my close encounter with a notable character in the zoo world gomek, a huge salt water croc crocodylus porosus who long resided at the st. Captured in 1987 in northern australia, he was moved to marineland melanesia wildlife park owned by george craig the man pictured below with his feet dangling in the pool where he resides to this day. The largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died in the philippines. When transferred to bunawan ecopark in the philippines in 2011, lo long lived up to his name with an unprecedented and asyetunsurpassed total length of 6. Alaska hunter bags world record grizzly bear fox news.
The worlds largest saltwater crocodile in captivity has died, sending villagers to tears in a backwater southern philippine town that shot to international prominence and started to draw tourists. Largest crocodilian species living guinness world records. This siamese saltwater croc hybrid is the largest crocodile in captivity in north america. Outback wrangler matt wright catches second biggest croc. Upon lolongs death, the current title reverted back to cassius, a 112year old saltwater crocodile in australia who also held the record prior. Is this a 28footlong crocodile that was killed in australia in 1957. He currently resides in the marineland melanesia wildlife zoo in green island, australia, along with other 50 crocodiles. Guinness book of world records as the worlds largest crocodile in captivity.
He was recognized by the guinness book of records as the largest captive crocodile in the. The australian saltwater crocodile is the largest and most fearsome of todays species. Locals mourn the death of their giant crocodile a huge crocodile known as lolong has died at the philippine ecotourism. Specimens can live for more than 100 years, can grow to 7 m 23 ft and weigh more than 1 tonne 1. Largest crocodile in captivity living guinness world. The largest crocodile in captivity ever outsized even cassius. According to the florida fish and wildlife conservation committee, the state record for the largest alligator caught is 14 feet, 3 12 inches, 654 pounds and it. See more ideas about crocodile, crocodiles, saltwater crocodile. The largest crocodile ever held in captivity is a saltwatersiamese hybrid named yai thai. The largest crocodile ever held in captivity is an estuarinesiamese hybrid named yai born10 june 1972 at the famous samutprakarn crocodile farm and zoo, thailand. Largest crocodile ever could be hiding in african swamp duration. Real life crocodile dundee lives with the largest captive. Recognised by guinness world records as the largest crocodile in captivity, and also thought to be the oldest, cassius measures 5.
An introduction to the biggest crocodile ever that makes. The crocodile was named lolong and housed in a custombuilt enclosure at bunawan ecopark and research centre, philippines. A particularly large specimen of this crocodile found at lothagam on the west side of lake. Arguably the largest gator to ever be caught in florida. He was confirmed as the largest crocodile in november 2011 by an australian zoologist named adam britton. Lolong was caught in a bunawan creek in the province of agusan del sur in the philippines on september 3, 2011. Gustave is the basis of the film primeval originally titled gustave.
He was a saltwater crocodile crocodylus porosus measured at 6. This animal measures 6 m 20 ft in length and weighs 1,114 kg 2,456 lb. Crocodilian biology database faq which is the largest. Lolong was certified by the guinness book of world. The 2 largest crocodiles in captivity are cassius at marineland melanesia on green island, australia and baru, who is the largest crocodile in the western hemisphere. The park is located on green island, which sits in the great barrier reef the worlds longest reef. Largest crocodile in captivity living guinness world records. Impressive in both size and age, cassius the croc is estimated to be 110 years old or more, and is considered to be the largest crocodile still alive in captivity.
The largest crocodile ever in captivity measured 6. Earlier this month march, 2014 officials from the florida fish and wildlife commission ffw reported that a nile crocodile crocodylus niloticus had been captured in the northwestern everglades. It is believed that the largest crocodile ever recorded in the world was 7 m or 23 ft long. It is the largest predator in the amazon basin and possibly the largest member of the family alligatoridae.
The largest crocodile ever held in captivity is an estuarinesiamese hybrid named yai b. Gustave gustave is a large male nile crocodile from burundi. Mayor edwin elorde of bulawan, a small town in the southern philippines that. Largest crocodile in captivity living guinness world records in the internet age, photographs of crocodiles often manipulated digitally to make the animal look much larger than it is. Imagine being in beaumont, texas, and thinking that the largest alligator ever caught in the united states was on the loose there. Currently awarded the title of largest crocodile in captivity by the guinness book of world records, cassius is a whooping 5. Giant crocodile breaks size recordsuspected in fatal attacks.
Some people cant sleep if they know theres a spider in their house. Euthecodon brumpti and gryposuchus croizati 10 meters 33 feet euthecodon brumpti was a large slendersnouted fisheating crocodile, that was common in the lakes and rivers of lake turkana kenya between 1 and 8 million years ago, during the neogene. Lolong lived up to his name with a total length of 6. Big tex, nations largest captive alligator, found after. Here are the top 10 largest crocodiles ever recorded. Largest crocodile 50year old lolong, a massive saltwater crocodile in captivity in the philippines, died in 20 as the largest crocodile in captivity, measuring 6. The town of bunawan in the southern philippines is planning a funeral for the worlds largest saltwater crocodile after which they will preserve. Cassius, a crocodile living in a wildlife park that sits in the great barrier reef in australia, is the largest crocodile in captivity, according to guinness world records. He is an indopacific or saltwater crocodile crocodylus porosus measured at 20 feet 3 inches 6. Meet the worlds biggest critters a surprisingly diverse array of the largest beasts on land and beneath the seas.
The crocodile, named lolong, was captured and taken into captivity in the bunawan ecopark and wildlife reservation center. To date, the largest crocodile in captivity is yai, who is listed in the guinness book of records at 19 feet and 8 inches 6. Lolong was officially certified by the guinness book of world records as the worlds biggest crocodile in captivity at 20. The current largest, living crocodile in captivity is an 18foot australian. With a saltwater crocodile crocodylus porosus at an animal park in queensland australia, being recognised as the largest crocodile kept in captivity, team members at everything dinosaur started a debate amongst themselves as to which was the largest crocodilian known from the fossil record. Lolong was certified by the guinness book of world records at 6. The black caiman is one of the largest extant reptiles. Currently the largest crocodile in captivity is cassius c.
Cassius is aged about 100, is the largest crocodile that has ever been caught alive in australia, and is thought to be a maneater. The alabama alligator the stokes alligator 15 feet and 9 inches 4. Cassius, a male caught in the northern territory three decades ago, is recognised as the worlds largest crocodile in captivity. Cassius, an australian saltwater crocodile crocodylus porosus, is the largest crocodile in captivity at 5. Lolong, who died in 20, was a saltwater crocodile that measured 6. Queensland police a u s t r a l i a n a s s o c i a t e d p r e s s. Gomek, in the frame to the right, is a sobering comparison between a decidedly above average crocodile and man.
An alaska man has found his way into the record books for bagging the biggest grizzly bear ever, a beast that stood nearly nine feet tall. It is also significantly larger than other caiman species. Yet another floridian reptile drama has made headlines. Of the many mesmerizing attributes of these reptiles, the most amazing is their size and the diversity you get to see in this context. A resident claimed that gustave dragged an adult bull buffalo on a riverbank. Top 10 largest crocodiles ever recorded our planet. Manila, philippines the worlds largest crocodile in captivity, lolong, has died. Five members of the stokes family captured and killed a giant alligator at the alabama r iver on august 16, 2014, which measured 15 feet and 9 inches 4.
She died in captivity in thailand in 20 at an estimated age of 50. These are the worlds 5 biggest crocodiles ever caught on. Here are my top 7 interesting facts about these predators. I didnt expect to ever see a crocodile greater than 20 feet long in my. George craig, 84, from green island, australia, captured dangerous crocodile cassius who is 18ftlong and weighs a tonne 30 years ago, and the pair have lived together ever since. Most sources pick this one as the largest alligator ever. My visit with gomek, the largest, tamest salt water. An alligator spotted at a nature preserve in florida is big enough to make you think dinosaurs never went extinct, and this specific reptile might actually be one of. An introduction to the biggest crocodile ever that makes todays. A remote southern philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the worlds largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the. However, if you think saltwater crocs are massive, wait till you hear about one of their ancient ancestors. Lolong died 10 february 20 was the largest crocodile in captivity. Watch the worlds largest and oldest crocodile celebrate. For comparison, the largest crocodile we have in captivity is 6.
From apes to spiders to 727pound alligators, we grow em big here on earth. The guinness book of world records notes that the aforementioned. The guiness book of records largest captive crocodile. Palaeontologists have discovered hercules an ancient giant parrot that is half the height of a human and the largest parrot ever discovered. In crocodile fashion, it hid underwater, stalking every animal that came for a drink. Monster crocodile found with bullet in its head in. The largest crocodile in captivity is 0 kg and almost 6. Cassius is huge and he is a true 18 feet long and weighs approximately 1,500 poundsthat makes him the largest saltwater crocodile in north america. Officials said the sixmetre reptile, weighing more than 1,000kg, flipped over with a bloated stomach and was declared.770 368 1565 703 392 208 1444 326 1537 1312 205 212 995 842 1130 1309 698 777 1016 102 635 1300 224 303 218 541 867 1115 269 1464 1392 999 576 120 482 840 839 1429 78 1057 1220 304 153