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Less than a week after it died, Lolong  which held the world record as the largest saltwater crocodile – was buried at an eco park in Bunawan town in Agusan del Sur province Wednesday.

But local residents plan to exhume Lolong’s bones and reassemble as part of their plan to set up a memorial for the crocodile, radio dzBB reported early Thursday.

Lolong’s skin will be stuffed and displayed in the “Lolong Museum” in the area.

Presently, local government officials are looking for a top-notch taxidermist who can create a life-size replica.

A replica made out of resin is also being planned, according to a separate report on “Saksi.”

On Wednesday, workers wrapped Lolong’s body in a fish net and placed the body in a one-meter-deep grave.

Many residents were sad at Lolong’s death last Sunday, since their Lolong-related businesses had to shut down for now.

They voiced hopes that once the Lolong Museum is set up, their businesses – ranging from souvenir shops to habal-habal rides – can be revived as well.

Other businesses included bakeries that made bread in Lolong’s image. — LBG, GMA News

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