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Mugger crocodile

Crocodylus palustris

Habitat:

Mainly a freshwater species, the mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas. Also known to thrive in man-made reservoirs and irrigation canals. Although it prefers freshwater, it has some tolerance to saltwater therefore is occasionally reported from saltwater lagoons.It is known to be more mobile on land, can migrate considerable distances over land in search of a more suitable habitat. It can chase prey on land for short distances. They are also known to dig burrows as shelters during the dry seasons.

Notes:

In Gwalior Zoo.


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Gwalior, India

Lat: 26.05, Long: 78.14

Spotted on Oct 31, 2010
Submitted on May 6, 2012

Spotted for mission

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