World's largest captive crocodile dies in Philippines

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Lolong, the world's largest captive crocodile, died in the Philippine town Bunawan on Sunday, news sources reported.

The over 50 -year-old, 1-ton crocodile died in a custom built eco-tourism park where he had resided since September 2011, when he was captured after killing at least one person, USA Today reported.

The crocodile was found flipped over with a bloated stomach on Sunday and was pronounced dead a few hours later, BBC News reported.

The town plans to preserve the crocodile's remains to keep tourists coming to the Southern Philippine town, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The 20.24 foot saltwater crocodile held the Guinness World Record for the largest of its kind last year, USA Today reported.

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