Big trees

Big trees

During your visit you will be able to admire magnificent ficus trees some of them are over 40 years old, fern and palm trees, and also a beautiful african baobab tree.

The crocodile farm has several different types of fig tree such as the Benghalese or the long leaf fig tree. Half way between the tree and the climbing plant, these tropical plants grow aerial roots from their branches, when their roots reach the ground, they can eventually become a new trunk.The crocodile farm loves specifically the three edges palm tree which is an endangered species from Madagascar. Deforestation and intensive agriculture of the palm trees are the main threats.

You can find above the alligators pond the magnificent Chorisa spreading its spiny branches. Its fruits looks like large eggs containing fibrous seeds often used to fulfill pillows or insulating material.

The Roxburgh fig tree comes from Asia. Its figs grow in clusters directly from the trunk. It can reach up to 10 meters high and its leaves up to 50 cm large.

The asian pipal tree is considered as sacred in the buddhist religion. It becomes huge (30 meters high) and the oldest tree of its kind is 2150 years old.

The Bismarkia is a great palm tree with large blue and grey leaves. This tree comes from Madagascar and it can reach 25 meter high.