Croc Encounters was established in January of 2005 as a non-profit sanctuary dedicated to rescuing unwanted reptiles. While crocodilians have always been our main focus we have extended our haven to unwanted reptiles, birds, and mammals. In addition to being a sanctuary we are an educational facility open to the public for guided tours, self- guided tours, and events.
In the summer of 2008 Croc Encounters opened its gates for guided tours after three years of hard work and dedication. Tours were offered to members, schools and other groups on a scheduled basis. After several years of offering strictly guided tours the demand for self-guided, walk-through admission grew stronger and Croc Encounters closed the grounds to the public for renovations.
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Most of the 23 species of crocodilians are threatened or endangered in the wild.
Essential to the preservation of these species is educating the general public on the issues and creating awareness.
That's where we come in.