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Gharial

Gavialis

Description:

Crocodile breeding center is one of the most enjoyable program which is the part of Jeep Safari in Chitwan National Park or can be done separately. The endangered program is receiving attention of Chitwan National Park. Along with the Crocodile you can enjoy viewing scary Mugger Crocodile. It is is located in the isolated place from the crowd which is on the time frame of 20-30 minutes. The charming view of Crocodile from egg to giant one will make your visit fruitful.

Habitat:

The gharial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m (20.5 ft), though this is an extreme upper limit, as the average adult gharial is only 3.5 to 4.5 m (11 to 15 ft) in length. With 110 sharp, interdigitated teeth in its long, thin snout, it is well adapted to catching fish, its main diet. The male gharial has a distinctive boss at the end of the snout, which resembles an earthenware pot known in Hindi as ghara. The gharial's common name is derived from this similarity.


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maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very pretty photo....a very pretty Gharial....

Darechok, मध्यमाञ्चल विकास क्षेत्र, Nepal

Lat: 27.81, Long: 84.62

Spotted on Apr 13, 2018
Submitted on Apr 13, 2018

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