Make way for the first ‘Baby Croc’ at The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
King Croc, one of the world’s largest reptiles and Queen Croc his companion for over 20 years, are now proud parents as the first baby croc arrives at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall.
Queen Croc, who is more than 80 years old, demonstrated nest building behaviour at precisely the same time as the wild crocodiles in Australia. She laid 59 eggs and over the 90 day incubation period, many of her eggs stopped developing at various stages and only 25 remain in the incubators at this point. This is simply due to her old age and decreasing reproductive capability.
Paul Hamilton, General Manager and Curator, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, said: “The successful hatching of the baby crocs highlights the conducive environment that Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo offers to King Croc and his companion, and how effortlessly they have adapted to their home in Dubai.
King Croc and his companion are now one of the most-visited attractions at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall.