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Discussion in 'Denmark' started by Toddy, 14 Mar 2009.

  1. Brum

    Brum Well-Known Member

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    That's excellent news, a certain Mr Zoogiraffe should be salivating at the thought of those Orinocos being in such close proximity! :D
     
  2. Jordan-Jaguar97

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    And he'd be right to be :D fantastic news about the Orinocos though, lets hope in a few years that Orinocos could come to the UK. I'm sure Crocodiles of the World would like them :D
     
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    I have known for awhile but was waiting until it was official,I have waited this long to see them a few more years will not harm!
     
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    What is the size of thd orinoco crocodiles ?
     
  5. Kawekaweau

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    Sorry to revive a dead thread, but does anyone know how the Denmark Crocodile Zoo keeps its animals warm enough to survive? I'd imagine the exhibits would have to be at least partly indoors.
     
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  6. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    To the best of my knowledge, the exhibits there are entirely indoors; I can think of at least one crocodilian exhibit elsewhere which is partially outdoors - Chinese Alligator at Crocodiles of the World, here in the UK - but I believe this is the only species of crocodilian which can be kept outdoors successfully in the northern European climate.
     
  7. Hvedekorn

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    American alligators are also fairly cold-tolerant and can easily stay out during European summers - I've even been at a Norwegian zoo and a Finnish zoo that had outside exhibits for them. I also visited a zoo last year where they were outside even though it was only some 10-15 degrees Celsius.

    But as TeaLovingDave mentions, keeping crocodilians outside in Europe is rather the exception than the rule, so of course Krokodille Zoo is indoors. (The only animals they keep outdoors are macaws and clouded leopards)
     
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    Thrigby's Swamp House had them semi-outdoors, I believe Cotswolds WP did in the past. Neither was truly outdoor but there was access to outdoor pools.
     
  9. Giant Panda

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    Prague has an outdoor gharial exhibit for the summer months.
     
  10. FunkyGibbon

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    I must have missed that visiting at the start of September. Which side of the house is it on?

    Paradise Wildlife Park has an outdoor enclosure attached to the indoor Chinese Alligator exhibit, but I wonder how much it is used.
     
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    I wonder how much an American alligator or saltwater crocodile indoor enclosure costs to maintain.
     
  12. Tim May

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    Re the discussion on crocodilians being kept outdoors in Europe:-

    During the 1960s, Whipsnade had four American alligators which were kept outside during the summer months; in the colder months of the year they were housed, off-exhibit, inside the Hippopotamus House.
     
  13. LaughingDove

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    Wingham Wildlife Park also has outdoor sections on their crocodile enclosures.