We’re excited to announce that crocodiles will be joining the Folly Farm family in 2020.
Work has begun on a crocodile enclosure in our Tropical Trails exhibit which is also home to our sloths, bats and snakes. It will be home to two West African Dwarf Crocodiles. Don’t be fooled by their name though, these “dwarf” crocodiles, at 29 years old, are over five foot long!
Classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to hunting for their meat and destruction of their habitats, our female crocodile was caught in the wild as part of the illegal pet trade and seized by customs. The male was captive bred at Barcelona Zoo. We’re re-homing them from Drayton Manor Park, their home for a number of years, as it’s currently redeveloping its crocodile enclosure.
The new crocodile enclosure will open on 15 February 2020 in time for the half term fun!