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Groundbreaking "virgin birth"of a crocodile in a Costa Rican zoo

The Cape Argus Tour in South Africa is arguably the biggest cycling event in the world.

Researchers have observed the first-ever case of a "virgin birth" in a crocodile. This crocodile had lived alone for around 16 years in a zoo in Costa Rica

the female crocodile laid 14 eggs in her enclosure, even though she hadn't been around males.

This is a reproductive phenomenon where females can produce offspring without fertilization by males. Such occurrences are rare and have been documented in certain reptile species.

This process is called Parthenogenesis.

If confirmed, this case could contribute to our understanding of reproductive biology in crocodiles and add to the growing body of knowledge about parthenogenesis in various species.

In parthenogenesis, the offspring inherit genetic material solely from the mother.

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