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CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

11 Live Crocodiles and Alligators


CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

February 25 - September 10, 2017
Members Opening Preview, Friday, February 24 | 5-7 pm

When was the last time you stared down a hungry crocodile? If you can’t remember or the answer is never, that’s about to change. Experience the world of crocodilians in tropical, naturalistic habitats! This family-friendly exhibit presents cutting-edge science where you will be immersed in the sights and sounds of this stealthy aquatic predator. Come eye-to-eye with living reptiles such as a Siamese crocodile and an African dwarf crocodile, three Central African slender-snouted crocodiles, and six American alligator hatchlings!

Crocs have flourished for more than 200 million years, and the group once included a rich diversity of specialized forms from galloping land predators and jumping insect eaters to pug-nosed herbivores and dolphin-like pelagic hunters. All modern crocodilians are built for life at the water’s edge. These stealthy aquatic predators have rugged bodies, keen senses, and incredible strength. But crocs are more than just brutes; they lead intricate social lives. They communicate with a range of pips, grunts, hisses, bellows, and subtle changes in body posture. They battle over territories, engage in lengthy courtship rituals, and provide their young with tender parental care. Living crocodilians range from tiny forest dwellers to behemoths that eat wildebeests, buffaloes, and occasionally people. In a human-dominated world, the future of crocodilians depends upon our willingness to share space with large predators.

CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World will immerse you in the realm of crocodilians with an engaging and entertaining experience, complete with interactive displays, artifacts, and Live Crocs!


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CROCS: Ancient Predators in a Modern World was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.



February 25 - September 10, 2017


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