Lolong, the giant crocodile captured last year in the Philippines, has been officially declared the largest in captivity by the Guinness World Records.
The saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) was trapped in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur Province of Mindanao, Philippines after he became the prime suspect for the death of a young girl at Agusan Marsh in early March 2009, and later the disappearance of a fisherman close to Bunawan Village.
According to the Guinness World Records, ginormous Lolong weighs in at 1075 kg (2370 lbs) and measures 6.17 m (20.24 ft).
Lolong became the star of a new ecotourism park and research centre of the town, attracting tourists wanting a glimpse of the massive beast.
The previous record holder was Cassius, an 18-foot Australian croc caught in 2008.
Lolong Captured – September 2011