Jock the croc, mate home in on Dubai Mall


By Bindu Rai

Central Queensland’s famous five-metre reptile has packed his bags for Dubai, with girlfriend in tow.

Jock the croc, Koorana Crocodile Farm’s famous inhabitant for the past thirty years, has traded up the farm life for a glitzier abode in a Dubai mall,  according to Australian media.

Reports state Jock and his girlfriend of 15 years, Missy, will find a new home in a special enclosure at the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall.

When Emirates 24|7 quizzed Emaar Retail about the new addition to the aquatic family, a spokesperson did not confirm or deny the news, saying in an emailed statement: “Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo regularly adds to the diversity of animal species. We will announce more details on the additions shortly.”

According to the ‘Rockhampton Morning Bulletin’, the duo took off for Dubai aboard a 16-hour Singapore Airlines flight.

Koorana’s owner John Lever was quoted as saying the Dubai deal was struck after Koorana sent a croc to the Melbourne Aquarium last year. More info