The Australian Reptile Park on the Central Coast of NSW 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, Tim Faulkner and Australian Geographic Conservationist of the year – 25 American Alligators hatched over the weekend and are now being cared for in a heated nursery behind the scenes at Australian Reptile Park.
See them out on display in the Lost World of Reptiles baby reptile nursery in the April school holidays at the park.
The Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is regarded as one of the country's premier attractions and is the only zoo in Australia committed to saving lives with a spider and snake Venom-Milking Program in place.
Devil Ark is a not for profit organisation and registered charity, dedicated to ensuring the survival of the endangered Tasmanian devil at risk of extinction due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).
As if running the Reptile Park wasn't enough, Tim also has his own TV show, active social channels and a self-imposed mandate to provide further knowledge of Australian Wildlife right around the world. You can keep up with everything Tim is doing at timfaulkner.com.au.