Cute Croc's Arrive in Hunstanton
It might seem an unlikely description for crocodiles...but the three razor-toothed reptiles that have just arrived in Hunstanton this week are most definitely ´cute´.

Staff here at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary had to receive special training in safe handling procedures at a sister site in Weymouth prior to the arrival of the three Cuvier's dwarf crocodiles, the world´s smallest species.
Crocodiles - photo by Doris
Though males can reach over five feet long in the wild, the three new arrivals on the Norfolk coast are still scarcely more than one foot.

Hailing from South America, they arrived in the UK a year ago from an American zoo where they had been captive bred.

"We have built a fantastic new tank to house our three new residents, with warm shallow water and a dry haul out area," said Sanctuary boss Nigel Croasdale.

Little is known about Dwarf Cuviers, and so Nigel hope their observations will shed a little light on their behaviour and general biology.

Given that they can live to be 40-years-old in captivity, they will have plenty of time for their studies.

Note to News Editors:
The three young crocodiles in their purpose built display will provide a great picture opportunity
Date: 13th April 2011
Time: 10.30am
Place: Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Issued by the Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary
For more details, please contact Nigel Croasdale or Jon Knight on 01485 533576
Date: 12th April 2011

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