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World's Largest Crocodiles

Discover fascinating facts about some of the largest crocodiles ever recorded, spanning continents from Africa to Australia and the Americas. 

Gustave, the Legendary Nile Crocodile

– Gustave, a Nile Crocodile from Burundi, reputedly over 18 feet (5.5 meters) long. – Allegedly involved in numerous human fatalities, adorned with a distinctive scar.

Cassius, Australia's Captive Giant

– Cassius, a saltwater crocodile in Queensland, once held the title of the world's largest captive crocodile. – Weighing over 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg), Cassius remains a living legend at Marineland Melanesia.

Brutus, the Enormous Australian Crocodile

Named after a Roman emperor, Brutus captivates visitors at the Australian Reptile Park. Estimated over 18 feet (5.5 meters) long and weighing 2,200 pounds (1,000 kg), he's a sight to behold.

Unverified Giant Claims

Reports of even larger crocodiles persist, including a Cambodian saltwater crocodile with an impressive skull size.

Lolong, the Philippine Record Holder

Lolong, captured in 2011, holds the Guinness World Record as the largest crocodile in captivity. Measuring 23 feet 3 inches (7.01 meters) and weighing 2,370 pounds (1,075 kg), he became a local celebrity.

Early Life and Discovery

Born in the late 1960s in the Agusan Marsh, Lolong grew to massive proportions. Discovered after attacking a water buffalo, his capture drew international attention.

Dramatic Capture

A team effort led to Lolong's capture after weeks of pursuit in Bunawan, Philippines. He was finally secured in a metal trap baited with meat, ensuring his safety and study.