Crocworld’s Henry turns 115

2015-12-03 06:00
 At the park (from left) Beatrice Mbatha, Sithembele Mvani and Andile Mbatha.

At the park (from left) Beatrice Mbatha, Sithembele Mvani and Andile Mbatha.

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CROCWORLD Conservation Centre promises fun activities this festive season, starting from 14 December until 10 January, 2016. The centre is open from 8am to 5pm every day.

“The first event will take place on 16 December when patrons will be invited to join Crocworld in celebrating the 115th birthday of resident croc, Henry,” said Crocworld general manager, Martin Rodrigues.

Henry is the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity.

“In true birthday style, free cake and cupcakes will be handed out on the day for as long as stocks last.

“Home to three species of crocodile­ and one species of alligator­ housed in specially designed pools, Crocworld offers the rare opportunity of getting close to these amazing predators in perfect safety,” he said.

Visitors will also see the crocodiles­ being fed by a tour guide who will be give a talk on them.

“Of course, Crocworld isn’t all about crocodiles - throughout the festive season children will be able to get their faces painted in the children’s playground area, and cuddle farmyard animals in the petting zoo. There’s also a walk-through snake house, where guests get up close and personal­ with venomous and non-venomous species and attend the daily snake demonstration.

“Crocworld Conservation Centre­ is looking forward to a bumper festive season, and we welcome holidaymakers and locals­ to celebrate with us.

“The atmosphere at the centre is amazing, but it is especially so over the festive season, and this year will be no exception,” said Rodrigues.

On Henry’s birthday, patrons will be welcomed by Zulu dancers at the entrance.

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