Tarcoles River crocs will be featured on Animal Planet

first_imgDespite the number of people willing to risk their necks to approach the crocs, according to online daily CRhoy.com, feeding wild animals is illegal:“The law says that you can’t feed wild animals or domesticate them. But beyond that, [Vargas] is risking his life by feeding these temperamental animals that can attack a person at any moment,” Adrián Arce from the National System of Conservation Areas told CRhoy.com.He said that the Wildlife Law mandates fines between ₡28,000 and ₡80,000 for people caught feeding the crocodiles. Related posts:Unidentified man devoured by crocodiles after jumping from a bridge over the Tárcoles River, Red Cross says Search continues for missing man eaten by crocodiles in Costa Rica 200-kilo crocodile snagged on the streets of Quepos Hungry crocodile removed from Costa Rica home The crocodiles of Costa Rica’s Tarcoles River will star in the U.K. in coming months on an episode of Animal Planet U.K.’s “Preposterous Pets.” The episode will follow Tico tour guide Jason Vargas, known for feeding the Tarcoles crocodiles with his bare hands, as he tries to train his 13-year-old daughter in the art of wild croc feeding.Because of their location between the capital, San José, and the popular central Pacific beach town of Jacó, the sunning crocodiles near the Tarcoles River bridge have long since become a tourist attraction, and plenty of stupid brave souls have delighted YouTube audiences with their feats with the dangerous creatures.Two years ago, this raw-meat-bearing Tarcoles visitor became Internet-famous due to his death-defying feeding attempt:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIbm_DxKd6IAnd, last year, millions of viewers saw this photographer almost get attacked while ignoring the warnings of everyone around him.center_img Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to walk on the moon in 1969, was the first guest to stay at Gili Lankanfushi’s newly upgraded Private Reserve, the largest overwater villa in the world, when he visited with his family last month.A big fan of space, the sprawling 1,700 square meter villa was the perfect choice for the Aldrin clan, offering a vast all-natural, luxury hideaway, surrounded by the Indian Ocean.Standing alone in the middle of the lagoon, 500 metres from the resort and accessible only by boat, the Private Reserve offers total privacy for those seeking respite from the limelight. The nearest villas are 300 metres away, guaranteeing total seclusion, while the incredible master suite offers guests further privacy within the villa itself.Built of wood and glass and sleeping up to 12 people, the three-bedroom Private Reserve is designed to give families and groups of friends ample indoor and outdoor living space to relax and share quality time together in idyllic surrounds. A new 63-metre fresh water swimming pool overlooks the lagoon, with jacuzzi and sun-decks, while a water slide from the top deck into the lagoon adds to the fun.To ensure guests’ every need is met, the Private Reserve has two personal Mr. Friday butlers on hand 24/7 (who can live-in if required). Meals are created to specific tastes by a personal chef using the very freshest ingredients and produce from the resort’s organic vegetable and herb gardens and fish caught daily by pole and line in the lagoon and all washed down with the vast selection of organic wines. A private spa with sauna and steam room, gym and state-of-the-art cinema save guests from needing to venture out if desired.For those wanting to explore beyond the villa, some of the best diving in the world is literally lapping at your toes and the resort’s Ocean Paradise Dive Centre offers unforgettable underwater experiences with expert instructors. According to Buzz, scuba diving is the closest thing to being in space.Buzz was photographed by French photographer Cyril Mason, renowned for taking iconic photos of the world’s greatest sports people and adventurers.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more