Skip to main content

You are here

Crocodile Talk

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.

Days
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Times
12:00pm
Location
Crocodile Exhibit (Map ref:B4)
Animal Adoptions

Annual animal adoption is a fun and rewarding way to support Perth Zoo’s vital breeding and conservation programs, while creating a lifetime connection with your favourite species!

Zoo Memberships

As a Zoo Friends member you can keep visiting the Zoo as many times as you like for an entire year – plus many other great benefits. Most importantly each membership helps Perth Zoo save wildlife!