Crocworld celebrates Henry the Nile Croc’s 120th birthday

It’s not every day your neighbourhood crocodile turns 120 years old, and so Crocworld Conservation Centre on the KZN South Coast gave their resident Nile crocodile a reason to smile on Wednesday, 16 December with a fitting birthday bash. The beloved Henry celebrated this milestone with his favourite meaty dish while Crocworld staff and guests enjoyed a slice of birthday cake.

Henry – who is a whopping 5-metre-long, 700-kilogramme croc – arrived at Crocworld in 1985 at the youthful age of 85, where he went on to father more than 10 000 offspring with his six female co-habitants. Believed to be the oldest known Nile crocodile in captivity, Henry is looking forward to more years of relaxation and leisure, welcoming the many guests to this wonderful animal sanctuary. In addition to the birthday celebrations, Crocworld has an incredible summer programme of not-to-be-missed sights, sounds and activities, including the new Whale Watching Walkway, Crocodile Feeding Platform, Raptor Wing, and Gourmet Burger Menu at the Fish Eagle Café – among many others!

To find out more about the new happenings at Crocworld Conservation Centre, visit www.crocworld.co.za or ‘Crocworld Conservation Centre’ on Facebook. Alternatively, contact Crocworld Conservation Centre on 039 976 1103. To find out more about Fish Eagle Café, call 083 658 7073 or email mvanzyl@cbl.co.za.