Two Cuban crocodiles were born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on July 6 and 14 and they are among the most genetically valuable in the Cuban crocodile population under human care. The Zoo has not successfully hatched Cuban crocodile eggs since 1988. Their mother, Dorothy, is wild-born and is estimated to be 55 years old. She hadn’t laid eggs in many years, which made this year’s event a very pleasant surprise for the keepers at the Zoo’s Reptile Discovery Center. To learn more click here.
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