The Phoenix Herpetological Society is celebrating the first
breeding of rare Nile crocodiles. Cronkite
News says, the birth of 11 crocodiles is a boost for a species that’s
increasingly rare in the wild. Russ Johnson, the president of the society, says
first time breeding has a success rate of only 30 to 40 percent for Nile crocodiles. He says the babies will likely end up in
zoos outside of Arizona
once they reach their one-month birthday.