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Nile Crocodile

Gender: Male | Birth Year: 2015 | Conservation Status: Least Concern

My Story

Nile crocodiles can reach over 5 m but as the name suggests, Micra arrived inside the boot of a Nissan Micra where you would usually just fit an emergency spare wheel and your holiday suitcase. One of our employees found Micra on the side of a regional road, close to fast moving traffic, far away from his natural habitat under unknown circumstances.

On 26 August 2022, we had an amazing day releasing Micra back into the wild and giving him a second chance.

We cared for Micra in a controlled camp so that he could regain his strength. Micra spent three years at our predator park helping us to educate visitors about these wonderful animals and what they sometimes go through. We were happy with his recovery progress and made the decision to show him his new home on the Mabalingwe Reserve in Gorcum dam.

We wish Micra all the best and that he can continue spending his days like any other croc, basking in the sun, occasionally floating around, and well… doing nothing, which is a good sign in the world of crocodiles.

Micra is one of our first release stories and we hope for many more to come!

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