John Brueggen, of the
Alligator Farm (SSAF) gave another
outstanding presentation. This
one highlighted his recent efforts to import crocodilians from 3
different continents. He was successful importing 2 from
Australia, which is an accomplishment because anyone who has not
been hiding under a rock knows that Australia is tough to get
anything out of. One of the ones in this presentation is Maximo,
the St. Augustine Alligator
Farm's main attraction and largest croc on display there.
The SAAF is the ONLY zoo in the world that is home to all 23
species of crocodilians!
The stories about these recent
imports and attempts were very entertaining. Even the
unsuccessful imports had great stories, such as when they went
to Uganda to catch a large croc that was eating villagers.
John adds a "normal person" touch to
his presentations. His presentation was not full of
scientific jargon, but rather language that everyone, young and
old can understand.
Whenever you are in St. Augustine,
stop by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm and say hi to John.
He is a man who loves his job and love to show off his