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09 December 2023

Two crocodiles hatch from single odd-shaped egg

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By Agency

A wildlife park in far north Queensland is celebrating a rare event - the birth of twin crocodiles.

The two reptiles were hatched from a single odd-shaped egg.

A senior wildlife keeper, Clay Mitchell, says they were among a clutch of 63 crocodiles to hatch at the park, north of Cairns.

"It's actually quite a rare event - there has been eggs seen like this but none have made it right the way through term of incubation and actually hatched as well," he said.

"What's so unusual is that it's two eggs but what's happened inside the ova duct is it's actually joined together and they've been sealed by one shell."


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