This zoological facility houses all 23 species of crocodilian, including the largest reptile, the Saltwater Crocodile. They also have various species of birds, and also attract wild birds as well. They have a large alligator swamp where you can walk a boardwalk and feed the alligators like you would ducks. Of course, I took part in feeding the gators, it made me squeal and giggle the way one would over a puppy. Anyway, the more important thing about this exhibit space is that wild birds have set up a rookery including egrets, spoonbill and heron and it gave me a nice look at some gorgeous birds...
|Egrets nest in large rookeries, which are easy to find-- follow the whitewash. Rookeries are littered not only with nests, but bird waste that falls below.|
|I am so in awe of the spoonbills- they are so dazzlingly beautiful- even with their odd, bald heads. I was really happy to have one roosting so close to the boardwalk, preening its feathers, seemingly relaxed.|
|The Facility also keeps its own blog about their rookery-- check it out here.|