Artificial insemination of crocodiles could increase genetic diversity

A reproductive biologist from the University of Queensland has successfully collected semen from saltwater male crocodiles at a central Queensland crocodile farm. Dr Steve Johnston will now begin the process of artificially inseminating female crocodiles in coming weeks.

Also collected was information relating to the creatures’ reproductive processes previously unknown to science.

The work aims to assist in the conservation of rare and endangered species around the world and also benefit farmers by improving breeding success rates.

Read more at The University of Queensland