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Gharial number declining

The Kathmandu Post - Mar 6, 2017
Mar 6, 2017- Gharial population is under threat due to habitat loss and declining fish number in rivers, conservationists say. Every year, the Chitwan National Park (CNP) releases gharials in various rivers, including Narayani and Rapti, to mark the ...

Gharial population declining in Nepal

Himalayan Times - Mar 3, 2017
Endangered species of gharial crocodiles lie in the Crocodile Breeding Centre of Chitwan National Park at Kasara, Chitwan. in the pools of the Centre.

Of Government, God and Gharial: The Ecological Pogrom in Chambal's Badlands

The Wire - Jan 10, 2017
Undisturbed sand deposits are crucial breeding habitats not only for the gharial, but for several other species (including turtles and ground-nesting birds like Indian skimmers), but many of the best nesting sites are also those targeted and hollowed ...

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Gharial books

Biology and Evolution of Crocodylians

by: Gordon Grigg, David Kirshner

Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials―the Crocodylia, known collectively as crocodylians (or crocodilians)―are the world’s largest living reptiles. The largest of them, probably the estuarine or saltwater crocodile, Crocodylus porosus, can grow to almost twenty feet and weigh more than two thousand pounds. Crocodylians are creatures of great contrast. They can remain patiently still for ages, yet can also move like lightning to snap up a meal. They are formidably strong, active predators, with jaws that can tear apart large prey items, yet a mother or a father can gently assist hatchlings out of the eggs, and carry them to the water between their teeth.
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Exploring Nature: Incredible Crocodiles: Look At The Fascinating World Of Crocodiles, Alligators, Caimans And Gharials, Shown In Over 180 Exciting Images.

by: Barbara Taylor
Find out about one of the most ancient and deadly reptiles on the planet! Packed with amazing facts and over 180 stunning pictures, perfect for home and school use.

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Caimans, Gharials, Alligators, and Crocodiles

by: Bethany Baxter
These crocodilians swim and slither all over the world. They are fearsome reptiles with large, snapping jaws and sharp teeth. And they are covered in leathery, scaly armor. Readers will get an inside look at the lives of these frightening animals. The individual species are compared and contrasted in the exciting, yet informational text.
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Gangamma's Gharial

by: Shalini Sriniva san
There was a swish of a tail and for the first time in more than seventy years, the bazaar at Giripuram was Gangamma-less. At the ripe old age of seventynine and a quarter, Gangamma the gardener comes across a rather unusual object a gharial-shaped earring that can take her anywhere in the world. On her very first trip, she tries to kidnap an apple tree, only to discover that it has a guardian a sullen twelve-year-old girl, and an unlikely friendship springs between the two. But that s only the beginning of this story .
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Last Chance for Gharial - Gharial Ecology Project, Chambal

Gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) is a critically endangered crocodilian living in South Asian Rivers. The only viable, self-sustaining population inhabits the Chambal ...

Wild Kingdom Gharials vs Mugger Crocodile


Indian Gharial Feeding Time @ River Safari

Checking out Crocodilian Indian Gharial feasting on chicken at Ganges River, River Safari at The Singapore Zoo!

Baby Indian Gharial - CrittaCam

Please SUBSCRIBE NOW! http://www.youtube.com/CrittaCam Baby Indian Gharial meets Pete and as he visits Lauren at St Augustines Alligator Farm ...

Gharial eggs hatching