Sharks,penguins,dinosaur… What next in Dubai Mall?? The newest resident in Dubai Mall is a 40-year-old Australian saltwater crocodile,King Croc.
This newest addition to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in Dubai Mall is claimed to be the largest reptile to ever be in captivity. King Croc together with his mate Queen Croc have been flown in from Queensland,Australia to Dubai earlier in June this year.
The King Croc is 5 metres long , eats a chicken a day and loves to spend more time in underwater where as Queen Croc eat less and her exact age is not known. They have been a couple for 20 years.
They live here in a 150 sq m pool,with controlled humidity, an artificial breeze, and constant monitoring of air quality. The water temperature of the pool is maintained between 28 to 30 degree Celsius.
The enclosure which is covered in 50mm acrylic glass, is 100 per cent safe for the crocodiles, staff and public said Paul Hamilton,head curator of The Dubai Mall aquarium and underwater zoo.