Crocodile makes herself pregnant in first such case: Study

Updated: Jun 8 2023 2:31PM

New Delhi, Jun 8 (PTI) The first ever known case of a crocodile who made herself pregnant without male intervention has been identified at a zoo in Costa Rica, scientists say.

The crocodile produced a foetus that was 99.9 per cent genetically identical to herself, the researchers said.

The team, including researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US, noted that the finding is the "first documentation" of this very rare mode of reproduction in a crocodile species.