Lolong the crocodile is now available for public viewing at the Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center (BEWRC) located in Barangay Consuelo, Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Bunawan Mayor Cox Elorde said proceeds from the park will be to pay for the one million pesos in costs from catching Lolong. Entrance fee of P20 for adults, P15 for children and free for people with disabilities and senior citizens.
Lolong was named after Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan Crocodile and Wildlife Reservation Center who led the hunt. He died of a heart attack a few days before the crocodile was snared and captured.
In a related news, Lolong is not yet considered as the biggest crocodile in captivity. The Guiness World Records said it will not measure Lolong until it was in “acceptable captivity.” Last week, Guiness declared an Australian crocodile measuring under 5.5 meters as the biggest in captivity. Lolong measures around 6.4 meters.