CrocTalk Conservation and Rescue, established in 2002, is based in the city of Kelowna, B.C., Canada, and promotes conservation efforts for crocodilians, African wild cats, and tortoises, through educational events called Croc “Talks”. The partners offer on-site and off-site Croc “Talks” for local residents and tourists in numerous settings and for many types of events such as: family outings, birthday parties, community functions, school outings, trade fairs, fund raisers and other special events. The interactive presentations are provided year-round, for a fee based on location, group size, type of event and unique factors.
Since its inception in 2002, many thousands of people have learned through this one-of-a-kind interactive and educational presentation. On November 1, 2004, the partners were granted “Recognized Facility” status, a sanction by the Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO), to use live specimens in all their presentations. In the fall of 2010 the Ministry of Environment granted CrocTalk its CAS Permits for all of their animals. CAS (Controlled Alien Species Permits). In June of 2012 the Ministry of Forest, Land and Natural Resources granted CrocTalk their Zoo permit and now the partners operate as recognized Canadian Zoo here in Kelowna. Quite an accomplishment for this local company.
Fundamental to the CrocTalk Conservation and Rescue is the center’s 21 crocodilians, African wild cats, Sulcata tortoises, and other crocodilian-related animals. The partners own a replica of the largest crocodile skull ever to be found in one piece, called Gavialosuchus. They also possess a replicated skull display of Sarcosuchus Imperator - the SuperCroc. Known as the world’s largest crocodile that lived 110 million years ago, the partners were the first to acquire and present this exhibit in Canada.
Join the folks at CrocTalk Conservation and Rescue for a “Unique Journey into the World of Crocodilians”. A visit you won’t soon forget and that’s no croc!