Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Slender-Snouted Crocodile

Newborn slender-snouted crocodiles are defended and cared for by both parents for some time after hatching.

After a nest has been made and a clutch has been laid, slender-snouted crocodilian mothers guard their nests regularly throughout the incubation period.

Soon after the offspring hatch, the mother scoops the hatchlings into her jaws and carries them to the water. Newborns are defended and cared for by both parents for some time after this relocation occurs.


Image | ©️ Heather Paul, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Grigg & Gans, 1993; Lavinder & Pennington 2012; Thorbjarnarson, 1996; Waitkuwait, 1985, 1989)

 

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