Crocodile Juliet lays 52 eggs at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre
Crocodile Juliet laid 52 eggs at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre in Chandpai Range of the East Sundarbans on Friday morning.
Karamjal Wildlife Breeding and Tourism Centre in-charge Azad Kabir said Juliet laid 52 eggs on the bank of a pond of the breeding centre in the morning.
Of the eggs, 14 were kept in Juliet's own cage, while 26 in the old incubator and 12 in a new incubator, said Kabir.
The Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre began its journey in 2000 in a bid to protect crocodiles.
A total of 292 crocodiles brood were born in Karamjal at different times. Of 292 crocodile brood, 195 cubs are still in the cage while 97 cubs have been released in various rivers and canals of the Sundarbans.
The East Sundarbans departmental forest officer Mohammad Belayet Hossain said the crocodile eggs will hatch within 85 to 90 days. Earlier, crocodile Juliet had laid 44 eggs in 2019.