Peru's crocodiles born via artificial insemination

These baby crocodiles were born through artificial insemination

Location: Lima, Peru

The crocodile eggs were incubated for 90 days

Courtesy: Jose Flores

A total of 24 eggs were incubated

but only two survived

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) HUACHIPA ZOO, JOSE FLORES, SAYING:"We managed to reproduce these specimens of the American crocodile, or as we call them in Peru, the Tumbes crocodile. These animals are in danger of extinction and all the animals in our zoo are rescues from illegal animal trafficking recovered by the state."

American crocodiles can grow up to 16 ft

and are classified as an endangered species