Lolong, the 6.17-meter crocodile captured in Agusan del Sur on September 3, has been declared as the biggest croc in captivity by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The local government of Bunawan, which has the custody of Lolong, received the official certification from Guinness on July 2.
Lolong was measured in November by National Geographic’s Dr. Adam Britton, a well-known crocodile expert.
In its official website, Guinness posted, "The largest crocodile in captivity is Lolong, a saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), who measured 6.17 m."
The title previously belonged to Cassius Clay of Australia. He measured 5.48 meters.