This hatchling Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) was confiscated by the Edenvale SPCA after he was kept in someones bathtub! Nile crocodiles often end up in situations where they are sold in the exotic pet trade under the pretext of being an African Dwarf Crocodile.
He has no visible injuries and, after a period of observation, will be released into a suitable environment where he can live out his life as a wild crocodile.
If you suspect someone is keeping indigenous wildlife illegally, contact your nearest SPCA for guidance: 011 907 3590.
We treat indigenous wildlife free of charge, relying on the community for donations and support.
Johannesburg Wildlife NPC
FNB Cheque account
Branch Code: 255355
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ
Pic: Ashleigh Pienaar
The team behind the Johannesburg Wildlife Vet Hospital.