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Crocodylus Park, Tourism NT

Crocodylus Park

Crocodylus Park is a research centre as well as a tourist attraction. Crocodiles emerge from the murky waters at feeding times (10am, 12pm and 2pm) to take pieces of meat that are dangled over the side of their enclosures. Well-trained guides allow children – under supervision – to handle baby crocodiles that have their jaws taped shut to avoid any sharp teeth. Work by scientists at Crocodylus Park helped establish the Northern Territory’s ground-breaking policies on crocodile preservation. There are other animals on show including monkeys and large cats, such as tigers. End of McMillans Rd, past the airport, near the Police Centre; open daily.