Escaped croc causes evacuation at Billabong Sanctuary

February 6, 2023 7:29 am in by

A large croc has bashed its way out of an enclosure at a Townsville wildlife park.

Dynamo the 3.8 metre saltwater crocodile escaped his cage at Billabong Sanctuary at 10.30am on Saturday, leading to an emergency evacuation of the park.

A staff member spotted Dynamo outside a nearby crocodile enclosure, with a thorough search of the park conducted to ensure all customers were evacuated through the front entrance.

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Dynamo was restrained while the damaged gate was repaired and reinforced.

The crocodile was returned to his enclosure and the park was reopened by 2:30pm.

Refunds were made when requested.

No members of the public or Billabong staff were injured.