Team shortlist14 Aug 2016 AT 11:58 AM

Dubai Crocodile Park is set to open this year

The AED22 million project is almost complete
Team shortlist14 Aug 2016 AT 11:58 AM
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Around town, News, Construction, Construction Crocodile Park, Attractions
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According to Dubai media Office’s official Twitter account, Dubai Crocodile Park is set to open at the end of 2016! In August last year the AED22 million project was announced, with an estimated 14 month completion time – and it looks like they’re on track!

The project is already 75 percent complete, which means that it won’t be long until we can see the incredible animals up close in a habitat very similar to their natural environment.

Dubai Crocodile Park occupies at 20,000 square metre space next to Mirdif, approximately 10 kilometres from Dubai International Airport, and it will be home to different species of crocodile.

The main attraction will be the massive Nile crocodiles, which are the largest freshwater crocodile in the world, being slightly smaller than their gigantic salwater cousins. The average adult male measures in between 3.5 and 5 metres, and can weigh up to 750 kilograms! They’re known to be able to take an almost any animal that they face, so these guys are definitely high up on the food chain.

According to Dubai Municipality, the crocodile park is going to be as natural as possible. The crocs will have proper nutrition and medical care, as well as being in healthy living conditions. It’s hoped that they will multiply (while in their proper mating groups), making the park a great place for research.

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