The world's largest crocodile in captivity, Lolong, has died in the Philippines, according to a CNN report on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Lolong, believed to be responsible for the death of at least two people before his capture in 2011, was 20 feet long.
Lolong was listed in the Guinness World Records, and he drew tourists to his enclosure at the Davao Crocodile Park on the Philippine island of Mindanao. He was named after a man who died of a stroke while trying to plot the capture of the suspected killer of a little girl and a fisherman.
The crocodile was hailed as an “ambassador” by Environment Secretary Ramon Paje, and he will be stuffed for longevity, according to the CNN report. The cause of Lolong’s death will be investigated in a post-mortem, but officials say his right stomach was swollen before he died.
Lolong, popular despite his violent reputation, has his own Wikipedia page which lists his age at 50 years old.