At the night of 27th and 28th March 2012 a joyful event took place at the Crocodile ZOO Protivín. The female of Gavialis gangeticus called Ganga laid fifteen eggs. Unfortunately, at that time the male called Čambal Ganeša was “sunbathing“ at the place ready for laying the eggs and thus damaged some of them. Even though, seven big (9.5 x 6.3 cm) eggs have been left over. On all of them, white stripes are apparent revealing that they are fertilized.
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.