|Kakadu Gorge Habitat with Mud Bank heated with Floor Heating|
|Tuesday, 22 December 2009|
Mud Bank heated with floor heatingThe Sydney Wildlife World's brand new Kakadu Gorge habitat, with floor heating, has been modelled on a dramatic and beautiful gorge in tropical Kakadu National Park.
Sheer cliffs of red sandstone loom over a quiet billabong, complete with waterfalls and mud banks heated with floor heating . Colourful parrots fly across the water’s surface, catching your eye, and you may even notice shoals of small fish cruising past the window. The experience is fully immersive - it almost feels as though you're standing in the gorge itself, chest deep in water.
The seemingly placid scene is home to one of the world’s largest crocodiles, a mega croc that weighs in at over 700kg and measures around 5 metres! Rex is the only croc inhabiting the main area in Kakadu Gorge for one simple reason – he doesn’t want to live with other crocodiles. How do we know? Because at his previous home he ate 2 of his co-habitants.
Rest assured Rex won’t be eating any other crocodiles at Sydney Wildlife World, but visitors will be able to watch dramatic feeding sessions carried out by his keepers from the specially-constructed feeding ledge, which hangs perilously over the deceptively serene water below.
There’s also an interactive area for children and adults alike, where visitors can learn about the habits and history of crocodiles through a number of games and features. For more information on the new Kakadu Gorge habitat visit Sydney Wildlife World and for more information on the floor heating system used to heat the mud banks of Kakadu Gorge habitat visit Amuheat Floor Heating .