Crocodiles only eat once a month in winter. Is today his lucky day?
Perth Zoo’s half-tonne Estuarine Crocodile spends most of his time doing what crocs do best – conserving energy. Let an expert tell you all about the natural behaviours of crocodiles and, on Sundays in summer, maybe watch him stir from his slumber for a spectacular snack.
He may look like a sunken log in a waterhole, but ‘Simmo’ is as real as they come. We promise! Despite what you see on TV, crocodiles only eat once a month through winter, but their appetite picks up as the weather gets warmer. Between times, their survival depends on them conserving energy until they really need it, so they sink to the bottom of a waterhole or doze on its shores and wait for something delicious to come to the water’s edge.