WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo carried out a feed for the most terrifying
resident - our 700kg crocodile called Rex.
Rex demolished an extra-large serving of beef ribs to celebrate
emerging from three months of winter fasting, but only after he had
a chicken entrée first!
Jason Hainke, Reptile Manager, said Rex was too lazy to go for
the rack of ribs after three months without food.
"Everyone has the perception they are these big man eaters but
they are inherently lazy and will tend to go for the smaller items
because of that laziness", he said. "But after he tasted the
chicken, he was happy to come after the ribs."
Rex, who has been a resident of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo since 2009,
was a so-called 'rogue' crocodile who was captured and placed into
a crocodile farm near Darwin when his taste for local pet dogs drew
him too close to the human population.
"Rex lives on his own for one simple reason - he doesn't want to
live with other crocodiles. We know this because at his previous
home in Darwin, he ate two of his co-habitants," Jason said.
Rex's first feed at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo marks the return of
talks and feeds that will take place every Monday, Wednesday and
Don't miss it this summer!
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