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.
The Emperor Valley Zoo has announced the passing of one of its longest kept residents, the American Crocodile affectionately called “Crocky”.
The Zoo says Crocky passed away on Sunday, February 26th, 2017 and was discovered reposing peacefully in his enclosure at approximately 4 pm.
Crocky came to the Emperor Valley Zoo in the early 1970s and at that time would have been over ten years old, placing him at a mature age of fifty-five years plus.