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February 12, 2013

Largest Crocodile in Captivity Dies

By Chad Love

You may recall a blog post from a couple years back about a small village in the Philippines pinning its economic hopes on building a theme park around the world's largest crocodile in captivity.

Well, it's back to the drawing board for the villagers, and off to the taxidermist for the croc...

From this AP story on Yahoo news:
A remote southern Philippine town has gone into mourning over the death of the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, even though it was blamed for the deaths of several villagers. Bunawan town plans to preserve the remains of the 1-ton crocodile, named Lolong, in a museum to keep tourists coming and stop the community from slipping back into obscurity, the mayor said Monday. Lolong was declared dead Sunday after being found floating on its back with a bloated stomach in a pond in an ecotourism park which had begun to draw tourists, revenue and development because of the immense reptile, Mayor Edwin Cox Elorde said.

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

My 11 foot life size gator cost around $3'000. Any guesses as to what this taxidermy bill might run?

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from ableskeever wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

As my late grandfather used to jokingly say, "Well, at my age, I don't buy green bananas anymore." Its pretty ambitious to build a theme park around an animal this old. Its just too much risk to keep an animal alive when its on its last legs like that. You can't expect something like that to last.

I hope that for the town's sake that it gets enough visitors to see the stuffed croc. I guess kids will be able to see it up close now.

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from bounty1 wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

My 11 foot life size gator cost around $3'000. Any guesses as to what this taxidermy bill might run?

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from ableskeever wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

As my late grandfather used to jokingly say, "Well, at my age, I don't buy green bananas anymore." Its pretty ambitious to build a theme park around an animal this old. Its just too much risk to keep an animal alive when its on its last legs like that. You can't expect something like that to last.

I hope that for the town's sake that it gets enough visitors to see the stuffed croc. I guess kids will be able to see it up close now.

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