The 20-foot giant crocodile that has recently made world-wide headlines has not eaten since it was captured six days ago in the Philippines. Is it stressed, or is this enormous guy exhibiting normal crocodile behavior?
Thankfully, there is a wildlife official and a director of the government's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau who are closely observing him. Can they entice him to eat again? Is it even a problem?
According to the wildlife official, crocodiles can go long periods without eating. A giant crocodile like Lolong can supposedly go as long as 6 months with no food. That seems amazing. Is Lolong simply not hungry? Or is it something more?
Lolong, the name given to the salt water crocodile, is surely stressed. He has endured more attention in the past six days than he has ever known in his estimated 50 long years on earth. He must be wondering what in the world is happening to him. Currently living in a 8,611 square-foot pen and encountering large crowdsÂ—some which reportedly throw things at himÂ—is a far cry from the peaceful life he knew before. Stress may be an understatement.
"We came here to take a look, because it was reported that on the first few days of his capture... there were big crowds and some would throw stones to make him move, so we were afraid he might become stressed," said Theresa Mundita Lim, director of the government's Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau.
Hopefully, the officials will discover the reason or reasons Lolong is refusing to eat and keep the incredible creature protected, alive, and healthy. If things don't get better, should the giant crocodile be released back into the wild where he has lived all his life?
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