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Australian Saltwater Crocodile
(Crocodylus johnstoni)

Terry, a true Territorian was wild caught from Darwin harbour in April 2002 and transported to Alice Springs on a car trailer. Terry is a male and when capture was about ten years old, weighing approx. 200 kg, 3.3 metres long and with jaws able to deliver 3 1/2 tonnes of crushing power!

Terry went on display in July 2002 after an initial ‘settling-in’ period and behaves exactly like a wild croc, during the day resting silently underwater! If you watch Terry for 15 minutes you will see him slowly rise so that his nostrils just break the surface of the water taking a breath of air and then go back down again.

Terry is kept in saltwater maintained at 23ºC during winter and 27ºC during summer just like Darwin harbour and is heated by a computer controlled solar hot water system with extra BOC gas heating during the cold winter nights, and that glass you are looking through is reinforced 40mm thick and weighs over 500 kg!

Source: Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Terry - Australian Saltwater Crocodile © AusEmade Pty Ltd

Terry - Australian Saltwater Crocodile © AusEmade Pty Ltd

Terry - Australian Saltwater Crocodile © AusEmade Pty Ltd

Terry - Australian Saltwater Crocodile © AusEmade Pty Ltd

Terry - Australian Saltwater Crocodile © AusEmade Pty Ltd

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