A jawbone crowned with 63 sharp teeth. Eyes more famous for their false tears but which also display total clarity of vision both above and below water. A sense of smell so highly developed that no scent within a radius several kilometres could avoid detection. Viewed from this perspective, no animal could possibly escape from its jaws.
Clearly, the crocodile is a model predator straight out of the prehistory itself. In fact, this fearsome creature so stirred the curiosity of a clockmaker named Philippe Guevenne that he decided to spend his holidays travelling from his native France to Africa, where crocodile farms are commonplace. Eager to set up a farm of his own, he returned to Europe, but this time, his destination was Spain, and Málaga to be precise.
This is the only city in Europe that can currently coast a crocodile park. Inside, it showcases the saurian’s capacity for devouring food with four.
Daily exhibitions in which hues quantities of reptiles are draw towards the tourists in their search for live bait. But relax –security inside the enclosure is tight! From a close, comfortable position, the visitor can witness the tremendous pressure exerted by the animal’s jaws on the wooden pole brandished by the guide, or the incredible strength of its tail. From “cute” baby crocodiles no bigger than a lizard to the five metres long Great Nile, weighing in at 600 kilograms. The crocodile museum and projection room provide further information about this prehistoric animal and its repercussions on the environment.
To offset the impact of these predators, other species also inhabit the park: goat kids from Cameroon, racoons, prairie dogs and a variety of ducks and other birds ensure that monotony will not set in during our tour of this living recreation of an African habitat.
Address: C/ Cuba, 14. Torremolinos, next to Aqualand
10:00 – 18:00 h in winter
10:00 – 19:00 h in summer