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.
- Genetic study confirms American crocodiles and critically endangered Cuban crocodiles are hybridizing in the wild
- Clouded leopard cubs born at National Zoo’s Front Royal campus on Valentine’s Day
- Five cheetah cubs born at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
- New Acquisition: Seven lion cubs born recently at the National Zoo
- Extremely rare Guam rails hatch at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo