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More than 50 crocodiles for sale in Australia

Feb. 26, 2014 at 1:32 PM   |   Comments

WYNDHAM, Australia, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The owner of an Australian crocodile farm said more than 50 of the reptiles are being sold off to attract buyers to the farm.

Mark Douglas, owner of the Wyndham Crocodile Park in Western Australia, said he hopes selling off the crocodiles will make buyers more interested in the farm itself, which has been on the market for about a year, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday.

"We've got about 60 animals on the farm," he said. "About 30 of those are large males and the rest are females. They are breeders and they do produce eggs on the farm."

Douglas said each croc is worth about $9,000 to $13,500.

"We're just keen to see them go to a new home, so we're willing to pass them on relatively cheap," he said. "We've got some of the biggest crocodiles out of all of the parks here, some of the oldest crocodiles that have been in captivity, so we don't want to see them destroyed. It would be good to see them go to nice new homes, otherwise they'll be turned into skins."

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