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Crocodile Zoo, Eskilstrup

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The Crocodile Zoo is a zoo on the Danish island of Falster. It is located just to the southwest of Gundslevmagle, northeast of Eskilstrup, towards the northern centre of the island. Established in 2000, the zoo has the world's largest collection of crocodilians with all 23 existing species . This includes the only Orinoco crocodiles outside the Americas, which are part of a breeding program involving US zoos and the Venezuelan government. Their male Nile crocodile Sobek, at more than 5m long and 600kg in weight, is the largest crocodilian in Europe, and Medusa, a 6.3m reticulated python, is among the largest snakes in Europe.HistoryFounded by Rene Hedegaard, it is the largest museum of its kind in Europe. Developed in cooperation with Bøgecentret, the museum opened to the public in June 2000.ExhibitsAlthough the exterior of the zoo is not striking, located at an old farm in the countryside, its exhibits are more impressive. It provides a good opportunity to see the difference between crocodiles, alligators and all the other species. Crocodiles are inactive most of the time but with so many variants, at least one of them is likely to be active during a visit. A portion of each sold admission ticket is contributed towards conservation projects conducted by the Crocodile Specialist Group. All crocodiles in the zoo come from prior captivity. All the larger crocodiles are housed in well designed surroundings with plants and artificial cliffs which they share with turtles and lizards. The smaller species have spacious terrariums at their disposal, allowing them to be seen close up. Crocodile Zoo participates in several breeeding programs, and coordinates the European programs for the black caiman and Philippine crocodile.
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  • Unique little Zoo where you can see a rather large variety of different species. They also have a few snakes, turtles, parrots and a tree leopard. Try to get there at feeding time. For 20 DK you can b...  more »
  • We, a family of 2 adults and 2 children, was for night zoo. It's a great experience and you can feel the owner and staff are passionate about their animals and work ...! It is the second year in a row we are for night zoo and it is certainly not the last time.
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  • Just having them just a meter away, lookig close at their skin, eyes,,the way they move.....mother nature just under my nose. For those interessted in this wild animals ,here you have them more than c...  more »
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  • Nice personnel and a coosy little zoo. But the cages for the crocodiles are very small.
  • Great thing! I've never seen crocodiles from this close
  • A very interesting and beutiful zoo with the focus on crocodiles and alligators. Worth a visit.
  • Small but cosy... Dont miss out feeding time
  • Had a really good time but it was smaller than expected...

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