Saltwater crocodile Current Affairs, GK & News
Kendrapara district of Odisha, that is crisscrossed by rivers, creeks and water inlets, has become the only district in India where all three species of crocodiles viz., salt-water, gharial and mugger are found. Key Points District has also claimed fame for its successful conservation programme launched for salt-water or estuarine crocodiles at the Bhitarkanika National Park. The ..
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 ..
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2021
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 ..
Topics: Apex predators • Bhitarkanika Mangroves • Bhitarkanika National Park • Crocodile • Crocodilians • Crocodylidae • Forests of India • Mangrove • Odisha • Saltwater crocodile • Sundarbans • Wetlands of India