Alligator hatching caught on camera

One of 25 newly hatched alligators

Australian Reptile Park has caught on camera the hatching of a baby American Alligator, squeezing and squeaking its way out of an egg that has been in incubation for 73 days, following the park’s successful breeding season.

Filmed by Australian Reptile Park General Manager and Australian Geographic Conservationist of the year, Mr Tim Faulkner, 25 American Alligators hatched over the weekend of March 12 and 13 and are now being cared for in a heated nursery behind the scenes at Australian Reptile Park. Visitors can see them on display in the Lost World of Reptiles baby reptile nursery.

Media release, Mar 14, 2016 Lizzie Doyle, Australian Reptile Park