Baby crocs born at Phoenix Herpetological Society

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz -- For the first time, the Phoenix Herpetological Society has successfully bred and hatched a batch of endangered Nile Crocodiles.

Three of the baby crocs hatched late Friday afternoon. The rest of the eggs are expected to hatch within the next few days.

The Herpetological Society is taking part in the Endangered Species Repopulation Breeding Project which includes Nile, New Guinea, Morelet and Yacare Caiman crocodiles.

The newly born baby crocs will eventually be placed in qualified zoos or other sanctuaries for public education and conservation.

For more on the Phoenix Herpetological Society, visit their website at www.phoenixherp.com.