Toledo Zoo Getting Big Crocodile From Australia


UPDATED: Sunday March 24, 2013 5:54 PM

A zoo in Ohio is getting a really big crocodile from Australia who's known appropriately enough as "Big Guy."

The 17-foot killer crocodile weighing 1,500 pounds will arrive at the Toledo Zoo next month.

He'll be the big attraction at the zoo's new Australian-themed exhibit that opens in May.

The Toledo Zoo's executive director tells The Blade newspaper in Toledo that "Big Guy" will be the largest saltwater crocodile in North America.

The crocodile has been living at a crocodile sanctuary in Darwin, Australia. He was moved there because he was killing too many cows in the wild.

Zoo officials say he'll only get chicken for dinner in his new home.

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