Two weeks ago, during a night monitoring at the Térraba River, part of the RPT team found for the first time an American crocodile nest. There were 2 baby crocs already dead and another 8 were born. The measure of the baby crocs were on average 26 cm long.


What we can infer from this finding is that during this months (from March till June) births occur, so one must be alert, specially if a nest is found, since the mother is always near of it, so is advisable to get away of as the mother is especially overprotective on this season.

Another important time to emphasize, is the mating, since males are much more territorial and aggressive. This occurs during December and January. 15 days after mating the eggs are laid, and then nested for 90 days, resulting in births from March to June.