14 Jul 2016 14:28:58
Measure up Freshies
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is home to three Freshwater Crocodiles - Michelle, Margaret and Jenny. These three gorgeous girls arrived at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo a few months ago and today was the day to check on their progress.
First to weigh in was Michelle, the littlest of all three Freshwater Crocodiles in our Butterfly Tropics exhibit. Michelle weighed in at 940 grams which is less than 1 kilogram! After weigh in, Michelle was measured from head to tail at 62.5 centimetres.
Next in line was Margaret who weighed heavier and measured longer than Michelle. At 1.46 kilograms and 76 centimetres, Margaret definetly dominates in size!
Last but not least is the biggest of all three Freshwater Crocodiles, Jenny. Jenny weighed in at a healthy 1.53 kilograms with a length of 78 centimetres.
While the three girls all share a gorgeous home in our butterfly tropics with their very own waterfall, you couldn't excactly call the 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 Tropics exhibit!