Dwarf crocodile, Papa


Happy Birthday, ‘Papa’

January 01, 2024 | 1 minute read

It’s a big day for a small croc – our West African dwarf crocodile ‘Papa’ is turning 57!

Just how small is a dwarf crocodile? This species is the smallest crocodile species in the world, topping out at approximately 1.5 metres in length. The largest crocodile species, the saltwater crocodile, can reach 5.2 metres in length!

Did you know that Papa is our oldest zoo resident? (besides Dinny the Dinosaur, of course!) You can help West African dwarf crocodiles and other creatures that share their precious rainforest homes by choosing Rainforest Alliance Certified products. Just look for the frog logo on the packaging when you shop.

Happy birthday to Papa!