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Crocodile Park in Dubai where you will learn about these reptiles

With an extension of 20 thousand square meters, the Crocodile Park in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates opened its doors, a unique place on the planet that simulates the natural habitat of crocodiles living in Africa.

“It’s very important to us to mimic or mimic the natural habitat as closely as possible, so a lot of thought was put into how it was built, all you see is the natural material that was used in the project, Terrain Claire was brought here to put together the park manager.

The Crocodile Park in Dubai has an innovative water conditioning system, “The outdoor area of ​​the ponds is combined with the water area, it has waterfalls, islands, sandbanks that support the females for natural breeding, the animals are free to breed , whether they choose to breed or not,” Claire said.

With the goal that people learn more about this species of reptile, “the park aims to spread knowledge and education to the public here in Dubai,” Claire emphasized.

How did the idea to build the Dubai Crocodile Park come about?

The idea to open the park in the middle of the desert was born out of the founders’ passion for this animal. “They think that the public in general is fascinated by crocodiles, but they are also completely terrified of them, so they are scared,” Claire said. are more fascinated, so we want to be able to turn that fear into a general fascination as we learn more about his abilities and his incredible adaptations.

What’s in Dubai’s Crocodile Park?

Dubai’s Crocodile Park houses a natural history museum where visitors can learn facts and curiosities, such as that crocodiles are contemporaries of dinosaurs and that due to their adaptability they were able to survive the Great Extinction.

250 crocodiles live in this place, a species that can reach six meters in length and live up to 100 years, they arrived in Dubai by plane from different parts of Africa, the average age of the inhabitants of the Crocodile Park is 25 years, Although there are also puppies only 4 months old.

One of the most anticipated moments by the public is feeding time, there are several specific feeding points throughout the park to prevent the crocodiles from crowding together, however, Claire assures that, “there isn’t much competition since then, Contrary to what is believed, they do not eat much”, in fact crocodiles fast for months and years.

Taryn Clare, park manager and originally from South Africa, said the crocodiles eat no more than five kilos of chicken or beef twice a week, fed piecemeal by park staff to ensure that none of them No one goes without food.

What are the qualities of crocodile?

Claire says that crocodiles have small brains, they are so lazy that if they are not very hungry, they do not spend energy to move.

What distinguishes it from them is its bite force, which exceeds that of the white shark, also ensuring that these animals, brought from Africa, have adapted well to their new home, despite the heat.

“We have a first of its kind cooling system for the crocodile park, obviously Dubai is quite hot and we want the animals to be as comfortable as possible. Being ectothermic, they need to be able to regulate their temperature It is,” Claire said.

The eggs, which are buried in the sand by the females, require a temperature of around 30 °C; A temperature of 28 to 30 °C or 33 or 34 during the incubation time will produce a female, while a temperature between 30 and 33 °C will determine that they are a male.

The Crocodile Park in Dubai opens at 10 am and closes at 10 pm, the cost of admission for adults is around 500 Mexican pesos, its facilities include a reception area, a VIP room and very soon a restaurant.

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