PHOTOS: Endangered crocodile hatches at Zoo Miami

(Source: Zoo Miami)

MIAMI (WFLA) – An endangered false gavial crocodile has hatched as Zoo Miami after an incubation period of 89 days.

The false gavial is a crocodile from Indonesia and Malaysia.

It’s the first successful hatching of the species at the zoo in over 25 years.

The baby hatched on Sept. 1 and was one of two hatchlings from a clutch of 25 eggs.

The second hatchling did not survive.

The parents are Lockjaw, a 45-year-old male, and Nessi, a 31-year-old female.

There are less than 2,500 gavial crocodiles in the wild. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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