Does the UK Have Native Species of Crocodiles?
We do not have native or wild species of Crocodile in the UK!
There are a couple of problems for crocodiles trying to live in the UK:
- Too cold: The average water temperatures in the UK are below the optimum for Crocodiles.
- Habitat: They need quite a lot of free space, and the majority of the UK’s water ways are in some kind of use
Do Crocodiles Escape From Captivity in the UK?
There are isolated examples of escaped pets living wild, but they are usually caught quite quickly or die. On Wednesday 9 Aug 2017 11:10 pm-Metro online reported that:
“A baby reptile found in a reservoir this week is believed to be the first victim of crocodile-dumping in the UK. The two-foot Spectacled Caiman, a member of the crocodile family, sparked concerns after he was seen sunning himself by a lake in Bristol. Luckily, the RSPCA managed to capture the little guy”
Where is a Good Place to See Crocodiles in The UK
Crocodiles at Chester Zoo-There are over 27,000 animals at Chester Zoo. There are also 125 acres of zoological gardens. The new crocodile pool is home to Frank and Frankie. They are a pair of Sunda gharial crocodiles, each weighing around 500kg and measuring 3.5m in length. These very impressive crocodiles live in a fantastic new pool enclosure.
What Product is used to Waterproof the Crocodile Enclosures?
The team at Chris Mcleod bespoke Roofing had a very unusual request recently. We were invited to Chester Zoo to apply our Liquiflex Pro waterproof coating to the new crocodile Tank! This amazing product would normally be applied to Flat Roofs across Lancashire Cumbria and Fylde! However, we were delighted to spend a couple of days at the Zoo!
LIQUIFLEX-PRO is a high performance, cold applied liquid waterproofing renovation system, strengthened with a polyester fabric. It has advantages over other liquid roofing systems. It is ideal for long term waterprooﬁng of awkward roof details such as pipe penetrations, up-stands and gutters. These characteristics also make the system a perfect choice for the long-term protection of flat roofs, balconies, conservatories and more.
Take a look at our Facebook page to see the team in action- https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMcleodRoofers/videos/503851273594470/