Zoo: Crocky buried this morning

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:00

The Zoological Society says the American Crocodile "Crocky" that died at the zoo on Sunday, has been buried.

The Zoo said yesterday that a full necropsy report was being commissioned to determine the exact cause of death. 

In an update today, the Zoo said the animal was buried in its entirety this morning.

It said that the decision was made by the Board of the Society to opt for burial based on consultations with international partners and literature review.

It said that Crocky, for all intent and purposes, would have achieved the average lifespan for these species of crocodiles.

The statement added that an icon for the zoo, the decision was also based on preserving the dignity of Crocky.