Female crocodilians care for their young for extended periods, from left to right, top to bottom: 1. Female lays eggs; 2. Female uncovers nest and helps hatchlings out of their eggs; 3. Hatchlings break out of their shells and make their way to the water's edge; 4. Female carries the newly hatched young in her mouth to the water; 5. An adult provides food for the young, and; 6. Protects the young crocodilians.
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