Crocodilians Current Affairs, GK & News

Odisha: Only state to have all three species of crocodiles

Odisha has become the only state in India to have all the three species of crocodiles. Key Points Three species in the state of Odisha are: Reptile freshwater Gharials at Satkosia in Mahanadi, Muggers in Bhitarkanika National Park and Saltwater crocodiles. Odisha has witnessed natural nesting of Gharials (a critically endangered species) for the first ..

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Gharial Hatchlings seen in Odisha

Forest Department of Odisha has witnessed an adult Gharial surrounded by 28 hatchlings at Satkosia gorge in Mahanadi river which is considered as southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. How is it significant? Forest department has been trying for 15 years to increase the population of gharials in their natural habitat in Odisha. ..

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Bhitarkanika National Park largest habitat of endangered estuarine crocodiles in India

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) of Odisha has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Recently, the enumerators have spotted 101 nests of crocodile in Kanika, Gahirmatha, Mahakalapada and Rajnagar wildlife forest range divisions under the park. As per the ..

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