A ‘Happy Birthday’ celebration at Crocworld will be part of his day…
A few months ago, Carol Ofori had the opportunity to visit the Crocworld Conservation Center, which is located on the south coast of KZN. She had the pleasure (or not so much if you don’t like crocodiles) to meet the oldest crocodile held in captivity.
The old man’s name is Henry and he just happens to be celebrating his 121st birthday today. First, we just wanted to appreciate that he’s over a century old and still looks good and is still in the entertainment business…I guess there’s no crocodile retirement…
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“Henry is the oldest Crocworld pottery and the oldest known crocodile in captivity. At 5 meters long and weighing 750 kilograms, Henry’s birthday fodder is not to be missed.” (IOL)
Today the Crocworld Conservation Center will be commemorating Old Henry, at 11am he will receive a birthday present. The coolest part is that the team made it possible for everyone to enjoy the party even if you couldn’t physically attend.
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A digital zoo is now available for those who want to engage in a visit from the comfort of their own home. If you wish to visit via the Digital Zoo, you can do so by visiting their website here.
Crocworld is dedicated to educating the masses about the importance of conservation, but the truth is that not everyone gets a chance to experience the animals in person. We were so excited when our developer, Daniel Carr, contacted us about creating a digital zoo. This will give people – anywhere in the world – a chance to see and learn about the amazing species of animals found here.
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Carr came up with the concept of a digital zoo during a tough lockdown when he was trying to keep his daughter entertained.
We used to love visiting parks and zoos before Covid-19 but I couldn’t find a digital zoo so I decided to create one. The prototype was basic with a picture of an animal and a sound, but I then approached Crocworld to see if they were interested in offering an online zoo experience. It was a great collaboration and I’m excited for fans to finally try out the digital zoo!
We are definitely excited about Henry’s birthday and we hope he has a happy and joyful day. We are glad he is receiving treatment all day, everyone should feel special on their birthdays.
Photo courtesy of Carol Ofori