Baby Crocodiles Cry, Talk To Mothers When Ready To Hatch

June 24, 2008

New research has shown that baby crocodiles cry and talk to their mothers when they are ready to hatch from their eggs..New York (ChattahBox) – New research has shown that baby crocodiles cry and talk to their mothers when they are ready to hatch from their eggs.

French scientists Amelie Vergne and Nicolas Mathevon of the University Jean Monnet in Saint-Etienne made the discovery by studying crocodiles still in their eggs.

They split the crocodiles into 3 groups, with one listening to a recording of real crocodile noises, another listening to different noises, and a third group in silence.

The group that was surrounded by the real crocodile noises hatched almost immediately, and were responded to by their mothers.

Those in silence and different noises hatched hours later.

The study has been published in the journal Current Biology.


Comments

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of ChattahBox.com - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of ChattahBox.com or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.