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Tashkent Zoo receives pair of young Nile crocodiles

July 9, 2014

Israel'sHamat Gader presented a pair of young Nile crocodiles to the Tashkent Zoo.

The crocodiles have safely endured a long journey and settled in a spacious pond, the zoo's leadership noticed.

The Nile crocodile is an opportunistic apex predator and a very aggressive species of crocodile that is capable of taking almost any animal within its range. Their diet consists mostly of different species of fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The Nile crocodile is an ambush predator and can wait for hours, days and even weeks for the suitable moment to attack.

The zoo also received savannah and desert monitors, Brandt's hedgehogs, black swans, jackals, sika deers and Barbary sheep.

The Tashkent Zoo was founded 90 years ago. Its new life began in 1997, when it was placed in a new territory of 21.5 hectares near the Tashkent Botanical Garden.

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Source: AKIpress News Agency (Kyrgyz Republic)

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