Lolong brought the Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province international fame when Guinness named the croc the world's largest. People in the village cried when they learned the giant reptile had died. The creature was beloved in the region.
Unfortunately, even though a veterinarian rushed to help save the crocodile, it was too late. So far, Lolong's cause of death is unknown, but authorities will investigate to determine what killed this reptile.
Of course, Lolong was more than 50 years old, so it may have been its time to go. Another possibility is that unusually cool temperatures in the region could have caused the crocodile problems.
Bunawan town Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said,
"I'm really depressed. I've come to love that crocodile. It had brought fame to our town and the Philippines."
The death of the world's largest crocodile is a huge blow to this small village. They had a park devoted entirely to Lolong, and they had plans to expand the park, and now that the crocodile has died, these plans may be abandoned.