Rare Crocodiles Hatch At Phoenix Reptile Rescue

September 10, 2013

The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s increasingly rare in the wild. Russ Johnson, the president of the society, says first time breeding has a success rate of only 30 to 40 percent for Nile crocodiles. He says the babies will likely end up in zoos outside of Arizona once they reach their one-month birthday.

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