King Croc at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall, is now home to one of nature’s rare phenomenon, the King Croc, one of the world’s largest reptiles. King Croc and his female companion of 20 years now reside in a special enclosure at Underwater Zoo that replicates their natural habitat.
King Croc has impressive credentials that will awe visitors. At over 5 metres long and weighing an imposing 750 kg plus, equivalent to the weight of over 15 fully-grown men, King Croc is 40 years old and has the potential to grow even bigger in the next 50 years of his expected lifespan.
Every aspect of King Croc makes it a truly unique addition to Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Its bite force is estimated to be about 3,700 pounds per square inch – the highest bite for by any animal. Its head alone weighs over 150 kg. The 60 razor-sharp teeth are the size of an average index finger.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, managed by Emaar Retail LLC, features a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel. Underwater Zoo, located on Level 2 above the main aquarium tank, presents the bio-diversity in different ecological zones including Rainforest, Rocky Shore and Living Ocean. Apart from Humboldt Penguins and Caiman Crocodiles, the animals featured here include Piranhas, Giant Spider Crabs, Small Claw Otters, Sea Jellies and Clown fish.
Time: 10am to 1am
For further information visit www.thedubaiaquarium.com or call: 04 448 5200.