INHS researchers reveal "virgin birth" in a crocodile

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 15:57 in Biology & Nature

In a recent study published in the journal Biology Letters, a female crocodile living in isolation for 16 years at a Costa Rican zoo laid a clutch of eggs, a common practice among captive reptiles, even those without mates. After three months of incubation, one egg contained "a fully formed stillborn baby crocodile," a team of scientists found.

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