(Newsweek) A German zoo will no longer be able to let children participate in one of its main attractions: swimming with crocodiles and alligators. The ban—which aims to protect children from the deadly reptiles—was made official during a court ruling on Thursday, The Local reports.
Previously, the Crocodile Zoo in Friedberg, Hesse, let minors interact with the animals by feeding them and swimming in the same water, but only if a guide from the zoo was present. But now, adults will be the only ones able to swim with the crocodiles. This means that the establishment’s popular ‘Jungle’ birthday party package—which included up-close photos with the animals—will no longer be allowed for kids.