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Queensland crocodiles to be artificially inseminated

25 September 2012 Last updated at 18:04 BST

For the first time ever, crocodiles are being artificially inseminated in the Australian state of Queensland.

The aim is to improve the quality of their valuable skins through genetic selection.

It will also enable scientists to better protect some of the rarer types of crocodile.

Duncan Kennedy reports.