New Norfolk home for crocodiles
Stephen PullingerCraftsmen have carefully recreated part of an ancient Egyptian temple for two newly arrived VIP residents of the Great Yarmouth seafront.Stephen Pullinger
Craftsmen have carefully recreated part of an ancient Egyptian temple for two newly arrived VIP residents of the Great Yarmouth seafront.
The new arrivals are already settling into what is arguably the most luxurious crocodile pad in Europe…and made their first public appearance yesterday.
They are a pair of West African dwarf crocodiles, born at Bristol Zoo in 2001 and inappropriately christened Kyle and Cartman. It later transpired they were girls so have been renamed Anyang (crocodile) and Ntombi (girl) by staff at Yarmouth Sea Life Centre to reflect their African origins
'They have lived most of their lives in Twycross Zoo, and are registered as part of an international breeding programme,' said Sea Life displays supervisor Christine Pitcher.
You may also want to watch:
Continents collide in the new �100,000 attraction, where other tanks feature a variety of creatures from South America, including frogs, archerfish, mudskippers and piranha.
'Our original plan was an Amazon-themed feature, but when we heard the two dwarf African crocodiles needed a new home and saw pictures of them we had a rapid rethink,' said Christine.
- 1 Man charged with murder after fatal stabbing in Thorpe
- 2 City beer gardens heaving as lockdown eases and Norwich City promoted
- 3 Queues and tunes as life returns to city on Saturday after shops reopen
- 4 Two Norwich fish and chip shops named among top 50 in the country
- 5 Man detained under mental health act after Norwich disturbance
- 6 Kill the Bill protestors take to Norwich streets
- 7 Norwich City fans gather at Carrow Road to celebrate promotion
- 8 Eager shoppers queue for opening of 20-year-old's vintage clothing shop
- 9 Sweepers clean up in city after busy Saturday night - and punters behave
- 10 WATCH: Delighted Delia Smith leads Canaries fans in Emi Buendia sing song
Planning a day out? See the Going Out section in the Evening News every Friday.