Production implications of trace element concentrations in crocodile eggs

Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd

  • Project code: PRJ-000658

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, March 1, 2002

  • Project completion date: Thursday, May 31, 2007

  • National Priority: NAP-Enhance industry success through targeted industry-specific RD&E


This project aims to quantify trace element concentrations found in captive crocodiles.


New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Wildlife Management International Pty Ltd

Objective Summary

The quantification of trace element concentration in captive crocodiles will lead to improved understanding of the factors affecting hatchability of captive-laid eggs and hatchling raising on farms and improved capacity to provide crocodile meat to satisfy relevant health standards with regard to trace elements (including heavy metals).