There is a King Crocodile from Australia in the Dubai Aquarium. It is a first such display in World
Dubai is an entertainment city for adults and children. Every year new entertainment avenues are opened and now there is the King crocodile from Australia with a partner who lives in the Aquarium delighting the children and adults.
Dubai Aquarium is located in the largest shopping in the world -The Dubai Mall. Its display is something unique and thrilling. Nowhere in the world such a gigantic species of animal is available in an aquarium and that too located inside the centre of a shopping complex. The Aquarium has a new addition and is part of the Dubai Tourism efforts to have new vistas of entertainment opened up in the city. The Aquarium has now a pair of King Crocodiles as its guests. The crocodiles were imported from a farm in Australia and transported by experts to Dubai. They are living along with sharks and 3000 other species of aquatic animals in a vast aquarium with millions of cubic feet of water
The crocs can be observed at close quarter, as close as a few inches away from a glass partition.
The male has a female partner and both of them have produced a baby croc as well. The Dubai Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the world and one will need at least 2-4 hours to do justice to the wild marine life preserved in there.
The croc is part of a special enclosure and also has an entry fee. The entry ticked to watch the king crocodile is AED 210 or $52. It’s pretty steep as far as the price is concerned, but worth it. The king croc in the Dubai is about 5 meters in length and is fully grown. It is about 20 years old and was bred on a farm in Australia. He and his companion were transported in a special container to Dubai last year.
The Dubai is the worlds largest shopping mall and for visitors winter is the best time to have a holiday, as the “Dubai Shopping Festival” is on till end of January. Watching the king croc and the other aquatic animals is an added bonus, not forgetting the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world that towers over the city. For me watching the crock slumbering and resting from close quarter is like a cake and I loved it. Some animal lovers have felt that a captive croc is not a good thing, but then how does one conserve wild life for generations?