A saltwater crocodile weighing more than a tonne has been declared the largest crocodile in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The animal, nicknamed Lolong, was blamed for the death of a girl and a fisherman in the town of Bunawan in the Philippines, and was captured last September after a three-week-long hunt. Lolong measures a whopping 20 feet and is said to be in healthy condition. Unsurprisingly the giant croc has become an instant tourist attraction when the Guinness Book of records gave the award, in the sleepy town of Bunawan, where an ecotourism park was built around the reptile's enclosure.
And Lolong is already paying for his keep as the town has already generated around 60,000 US dollars from ticket sales. Still ,at least the park can be sure, this is one animal, where you won't get people popping into its enclosure to grab a quick picture.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter