In 26 February, after many years, we finally received a Crocodylus acutus female, a partner to our male of the same kind, very popular James. She arrived from Ecuador. Due to the fact that she is of about one meter shorter than James, she will have to wait for several months before she gets strong enough. The event was very important which can be supported by the presence of TV team of the Czech national TV channel - CT 1. The report of this event was presented on TV the other day in the main broadcasting time.
On 4th – 6th of May we were breeding sixteen crocodile´s babies of gharial (Gavialis gangeticus). It is first rearing in Europe and at the same time is first rearing outside the tropics.
Crocodile Zoo Protivín has great success with breeding endangered and critically endangered crocodile species. The first in Europe Zoo has bred a Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer) in homozygous form a Mugger crocodile (Crocodilus palustris).
In the days from 16. 11 to 20. 11. 2015 We attended the fifth Congreso Internacional Tropical Animal Production at the Palacio de Convenciones de la Habana, where we presented our successful breeding of the critically endangered crocodile species.