Scania backs QLD croc research

Scania supplies prime mover for Australia Zoo research program

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Sweden is perhaps the last place on earth you might find a crocodile, but that doesn’t mean Scania doesn’t have an interest in the ancient creatures.

The big-selling truck and bus brand is backing a crocodile research and monitoring program being undertaken by Australia Zoo in Far North Queensland.

A new-generation Scania G500 prime mover has been provided by Scania to pull two 20-ft containers 2500 km to the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula.

The program sees the Australia Zoo team capture the crocs, allowing University of Queensland researchers to take measurements and attach trackers to the animals before they’re set free.

The research helps in the conservation of the crocodiles and Terri Irwin, owner of Australia Zoo, says all involved in the program appreciate the support of Scania.

“These shipping containers are important as they will store and protect our boats and traps used for our annual crocodile research trip, from the wet season that FNQ faces each year.

“The truck will do a 5,500 km round trip to the Reserve and back and we are grateful to Scania Australia for its use.

“The money we would have used to rent a truck can now be used for further research into crocodiles and their conservation.”

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