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Gisborne's Online Zoo - Crocodile

Welcome to the 'CROCODILE' page...

This Crocodile was one of the STAR performers at Australia Zoo...

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From the safety of the spectator stands at Australia Zoo - this ever hungry crocodile was a delight to all...


Sex: Female

Length: 2.9m (9.28ft)

Weight: 120kg (264lbs)

Bindi was caught by Steve in the East Coast Croc Management program back in 1988. She was classed as a problem croc and if she was not caught she would have been shot dead. To avoid such a pointless killing Steve promptly captured here and brought her back to the Zoo. Bindi is a very light colored croc (we call her a blonde) and has quite an attitude.

She does not stand for any rubbish from anyone especially our crocodile keepers. This of course can make life interesting when you are maintaining her enclosure and during nesting season she is even worse: two years ago she ripped a fuel tank off a lawn mower while protecting her nest.

It's easy to see why she was Steve's favorite crocodile. Steve liked Bindi that much that when his first daughter was born he named her after this crocodile. Bindi (the crocodile that is) is one of the best mother's out of any of the Zoo crocodiles. When it comes to building a nest and protecting her babies she is amazing. No snakes, goannas, rats or crocodile keepers are going to touch her nest without her permission.


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