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Critically Endangered - #61 Gharial (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugMar 25, 2022, 9:57:52 AM

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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