St. Augustine: 17th species of crocodile hatches at alligator farm

St. Augustine: 17th species of crocodile hatches at alligator farm

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park announced the hatching of four West African Crocodylus suchus baby crocodiles. This hatching brings the total number of crocodile species hatched at the Alligator Farm up to 17.

The new babies are members of a crocodilian species very closely related to the famous Nile crocodile.

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Crocodylus suchus inhabit much of western and central Africa and for many years were grouped in the same classification as their larger and more infamous cousins.

The four hatchlings, who have yet to be named, will be placed on public display when they are older.

Visitors will be able to get a sneak peek of the baby hatchlings within a few weeks when the baby crocodiles will be moved to the crocodile nursery, visible as part of the Alligator Farm’s “Behind the Scenes” tours.