WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is home to a mammoth saltwater crocodile. Like most crocodiles, he spends much of his time dozing in his large pool. The terrifying saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile in the world, measuring sometimes over six metres from tip to tail and can weigh a mind-boggling 1200 kilograms. They can feast on anything including cattle and water buffalo, grasping them with their fearsome teeth and performing the incredible 'death roll', where they spins their bodies around to drown their prey and twist pieces off, ready to be devoured.
Our butterfly tropics zone is home to three Freshwater Crocodiles – Michelle, Margaret and Jenny. While the three girls all share a gorgeous home with their very own waterfall, you couldn’t exactly call these girls friends. Crocodiles are very solitary creatures that rarely interact, however these girls do like to fight over their food. Make sure you come see our Freshwater Crocodiles progress for yourself in our Butterfly Topics exhibit!