Koorana Crocodile Farm
Koorana is an approved farm, operating under the Australian Government’s strategic conservation program.
We opened in November 1981 as the first commercial crocodile farm in Queensland. John and Lillian Lever captured crocodiles from the wild that were proving to be a danger to people.
“We saw it as a service to the community as we had the skills to catch crocodiles alive”, John said.
"It was also the only way for us to get breeding stock. The alternative for rogue crocodiles was to have them put down (shot)… something that did not sit well with us."
"We removed over 100 crocodiles from areas of public recreation and residential areas during those early years."