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12:00 AM, May 30, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 30, 2020

Crocodile Juliet lays 52 eggs at Karamjal

Crocodile Juliet has laid 52 eggs at the Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre in the Chandpai Range of the Eastern Sundarbans yesterday morning.

Juliet laid the eggs beside the pond of the breeding centre, Azad Kabir, in-charge of Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre in the Sundarbans, told The Daily Star.

"Of the eggs, 14 were kept in Juliet's own cage, 26 in old incubator and 12 in the new incubator," he said, hoping the eggs will hatch in 85 to 90 days. He said they are using natural methods and expecting a good outcome.

Earlier on May 9, 2019, Juliet had laid 44 eggs.

Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre started its journey in 2000 while crocodiles started laying eggs there from 2005. So far, 292 crocodile offspring were born in Karamjal at different times, he said.

Of these, 195 cubs are still in the cage while 97 were released in various rivers and canals of the forest, the official added.

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