Animal Diaries Archive
New gator facilities!
8 August 2008
Check this out, we now have over 70 alligators. We have a few different age groups being our hatchlings, one year, two year, three year and our ever growing six year olds!
As you can imagine we spend a lot of time with these guys and follow strict conditioning routines with them daily raising them and giving them the best life possible. Our baby hatchlings have now started being roved around the Zoo, getting up close and personal with our zoo guests, and the little guys are doing really well. Our one, two and three year olds have been out and about meeting visitors for some time now as well as having photo sessions on a daily basis where guests are lucky enough to have a photo taken holding an alligator.
Each day our six year old gators participate in an up-close experience, where a different gator every day gets out and about for a walk with patrons. This experience offers guests the opportunity to get nice and close to pat and feel this amazing animal and having an awesome photo taken as it is so important we share these gorgeous guys with you so everyone can appreciate them for what they are.
But as all of these guys grow, so too does the need for larger enclosures. We are lucky enough here at Australia Zoo to have a dedicated construction team who know just what our crocodilians require, and are busy constructing new ponds as we speak.
As the construction team continues to work on our new alligator enclosures the croc team and all our baby gators are looking forward to the awesome new facilities that form part of our Crocodile Rescue Unit for these amazing little guys to call home.
Our Amazing American Alligators
Crocodilians are grouped into one of three families. Crocodylidae, Alligatoridae and Gavialidae. The American alligator belongs to the sub family Alligatorinae ...more