Monster croc Lolong finally starts eating


Posted at Oct 04 2011 11:50 AM | Updated as of Oct 04 2011 07:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Giant crocodile "Lolong", believed to be the largest saltwater crocodile caught alive in the world, has finally started eating a month after being caught in Agusan Marsh.

Bunawan municipal hall media coordinator Wen Elorde said Lolong ate 7 kilos of pork on Monday night.

Lolong, who measures 20.1 feet and weighs more than a ton, was captured in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur last September 3. Officials said the crocodile may have already adjusted to his new home in the 30-hectare Bunawan eco-park.

The local government is currently constructing a larger facility to house a possibly larger crocodile in the marsh.

Officials of the Guinness Book of World Records are set to visit the eco-park to measure Lolong. Report from Charmaine Awitan, ABS-CBN News