40 gharials released in Ghaghara river amid lockdown

News: Uttar Pradesh Government has released Gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) in the Ghaghara river for the conservation and protection in natural habitat. Facts: Gharial: It is a species of Asian crocodilian distinguished by their long, thin snouts which resembles a pot(ghara in Hindi). Habitat: They prefer to live in riverine habitats with deep, clear, fast-moving water… Continue reading 40 gharials released in Ghaghara river amid lockdown

Odisha renews effort to revive gharial population

Odisha has released five gharials into the Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi- the southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. Odisha is the only State in India having all three species of crocodile— gharial, mugger and saltwater crocodile. Gharial is a species of crocodile. It derives its name from ghara, an Indian word for pot… Continue reading Odisha renews effort to revive gharial population