THE song says never smile at a crocodile but Chester Zoo visitors will not be able to stop themselves when they come face-to-face with the latest new residents.
Two 10-year-old Philippine Crocodiles, one of the rarest of crocodilian species, are making their home in the zoo’s Tropical Realm.
Richard Gibson, Curator of Lower Vertebrates and Invertebrates, said:
“Philippine Crocodiles are surprisingly agile and are noted for their acrobatic ability.
“They can also be extremely aggressive, particularly towards each other, which is why our pair are currently being kept separately.”