The Gharial or also known as the Gavial or Fish-eating Crocodile is a species of crocodilian native to Asia and is listed as critically endangered.
Reasons for critically endangered status - Hunting, habitat loss, bycatching.
Conservation efforts - They live in protected areas and their reintroduction programs are in place.
Gharial Facts -
Science Name: Gavialis gangeticus
Size: 2.6 - 6 m
Weight: 160 kg
Native Locations: Asia
Lifespan: 50 - 60 years
Population: 560 (wild)
Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)
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