Are you a daring adventure traveler? Want to come nose to nose with the second largest crocodile in captivity? If so, hop the next flight Down Under and head for Crocosaurus Cove, an aquarium and wildlife center in Australia’s Northern Territory.
The center is home to a thrilling adventure experience known as the “Cage of Death.” (That’s right, it’s actually called the “Cage of Death.”) Those who dare are put in an acrylic enclosure that is first dangled above the salty water of the crocodiles’ habitat. Later, the cage is submerged in the cove. To up the thrill, staff at the center feed the crocodiles while visitors are in the enclosure. The resulting feeding frenzy time provides an up close and personal look into the jaws of the vicious predators.
Being in the acrylic cylinder allows you a 360-degree view of the crocodiles circling the water and may even let you come face-to-face with one. These aren’t baby crocs either – the largest crocodile in the habitat measures more than 16 feet long.
So if you’re looking for a heart-pounding encounter with one of nature’s fiercest creatures, forget all the hype about swimming with the sharks and consider spending 15 minutes in the “Cage of Death.”