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Reptile Discovery Center News Archive

Cuban crocodiles at the Reptile Discovery Center lifting their snouts out of the water.
Feb. 23, 2017
The Reptile Discovery Center’s research on Cuban crocodiles continues! Currently, the team is listening for and recording vocalizations.
male gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) defends his hatchlings in the Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh
Oct. 14, 2016
Smithsonian's Global Health Program is a contributor to the partnership between the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute and India’s Central Zoo Authority. This collaboration... read more
Cuban Crocodile
Aug. 31, 2016
Keepers at the Reptile Discovery Center, including animal keeper Lauren Augustine, are upholding that proud tradition with ground-breaking research on social behavior, reproduction and play in a... read more
Jul. 11, 2016
Nearly one-third of all amphibian species globally are at risk of going extinct. While the global amphibian crisis is the result of habitat loss, climate change and pollution, the deadly amphibian... read more
Apr. 18, 2016
Breeding season for our Cuban crocodiles ended in March, but staff continue to train the crocodiles to shift off exhibit. The hope is that when a keeper calls aloud for the crocs to shift, all of... read more
Feb. 08, 2016
Cuban crocodile breeding season started in December at the Reptile Discovery Center. This usually means we see some aggressive behaviors between our two males. Our males are separated in different... read more
Dec. 07, 2015
By: Lauren Augustine
Oct. 21, 2015
By: Lauren Augustine Happy Reptile Awareness Day!
Oct. 15, 2015
By: Lauren Augustine
Sep. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine