American crocodile floating in a river in Costa Rica

Crocodile’s ‘virgin birth’ is a first in science history books

Stories of virgin births, where young are produced without fertilization, have been told throughout history. Mars the ancient Roman god, Horus the ancient Egyptian god, and Qi from ancient Chinese mythology were all born of virgins. But virgin births actually happen in the natural world. The first evidence of a virgin birth in crocodiles was […]