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Cuban crocodile News Archive

The front torso of a Cuban crocodile sitting in shallow water
Dec. 22, 2022
A 10-year-old male Cuban crocodile at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) has died.
Oct. 01, 2020
Animal keeper Kyle Miller leaps into his experience caring for Cuban crocodiles!
Female Cuban crocodile nesting
Jun. 16, 2017
It's nesting season. In April, the Reptile Discovery Center's Cuban crocodile Blanche built up a large mound nest. She constructed the nest by kicking up the mulch in the exhibit into a central...
Veterinarians x-ray Rose.
Apr. 28, 2017
In March, female Cuban crocodile Rose underwent a series of tests to determine if she is still capable of producing healthy eggs. It all began with an egg — a perfectly smooth, white, oval-shaped,...
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.
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...
Apr. 18, 2016
Breeding season for our Cuban crocodiles ended in March, but staff continue to train the crocodiles to shift off exhibit.
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.
Dec. 07, 2015
By: Lauren Augustine
Oct. 15, 2015
By: Lauren Augustine
Sep. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Aug. 26, 2015
Very exciting news! All five Cuban crocodile eggs hatched!
Jul. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine  
Jun. 18, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
Jun. 03, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 18, 2015
By Lauren Augustine
May. 01, 2015
By Lauren Augustine