Our Driving Purpose
At Crocodiles of the World, we educate people about crocodiles.
We provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to promote awareness and conservation. We serve as a visitor’s centre, where people can learn about crocodiles and get a close view of the world’s most effective predators in complete safety.
Whether through interaction with animals or through creating engaging educational experiences, we hope that we can immediately dispel any notion of crocodiles as being “menacing” slow and sluggish animals and spark visitor interest and curiosity.
Indeed, we remind people that if Earth’s history were condensed into just 24 hours, life would have appeared at around 4:00 am, crocodiles at 10:40 pm, dinosaur extinction at 11:41 pm, and human history would have began at 11:58:43 pm.
We also strive to inspire people to make a big difference and support our on-going conservation work and the on-going conservation projects of partner organisations.
We have listed below a few of our greatest achievements to date.
- In 2009, Crocodiles of the World founder Shaun Foggett became the first private collector to successfully hatch endangered West African dwarf crocodiles
- February 16, 2011, Season 1 of Croc Man began airing on the Discovery Channel UK
- In February 2011, we opened the UK’s first and only crocodile zoo
- In June 2011, we became home to the largest collection of Nile crocodiles in the UK
- On August 17, 2011, Season 1 of Croc Man began airing on Channel 5
- We are the only collection in the UK to house adult black caimans
- We are the only collection in the UK to house critically endangered Siamese crocodiles
- Trip Advisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence award recipients
- Winners of the New Business Award at the 2013 West Oxfordshire Business Awards
- On August 8, 2013, Crocodiles of the World Foundation gained official charity status
- Finalists of the Small Business Award at the 2014 West Oxfordshire Business Awards
- On February 14, 2014, opened our new premises on Burford Road near Brize Norton
Plans for the Future
Explore this section to learn more about our on-going conservation work and the on-going conservation projects of partner organisations.
We tend to move forward so quickly, so be sure to keep up with us on social media throughout the year!