Animal Diaries Archive
9 November 2007As you may know from reading all of our other croc diaries that we have without a doubt one of the most dangerous jobs within the zoo. Working with crocs takes a lot of passion, time and commitment to be able to work around our crocs safely and get the job at hand done properly. But what you may not know is what goes on early in the morning before the zoo opens its gates.
Well let me explain... first of all, one member of our croc team will be assigned to a day were they are asked to come in on an early shift starting at 6.00am. CRICKY! That's early. The morning checks is one of the most important jobs we are required to do as it decides on what needs to be done throughout the day. The checks include checking Ph, chlorine and salt levels in the water, temperatures of the heaters, ensure all our pumps are working 100%, and most importantly monitoring the condition of our crocs and the enclosures they live in. Here Australia Zoo is home to around about 100 crocs and alligators. So looking after these guys isn't an easy task. But as you can see in this photo our croc keepers are willing to put everything they got into the wellbeing of our gorgeous Saltwater Crocodiles and American Alligators.
Till next time,