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meldraws:

The Gharial is a river dwelling, fish-eating crocodile found in India and Nepal. It used to be found in Pakistan, Burma, and Bangladesh as well, but it’s unfortunately extinct in these countries now.
It looks a bit funny because it has a very long and thin snout, unlike most crocodiles. I still think he’s handsome though.

meldraws:

The Gharial is a river dwelling, fish-eating crocodile found in India and Nepal. It used to be found in Pakistan, Burma, and Bangladesh as well, but it’s unfortunately extinct in these countries now.

It looks a bit funny because it has a very long and thin snout, unlike most crocodiles. I still think he’s handsome though.

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The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus is uniformly dark olive-gray with a pale yellow belly. Juveniles have dark spots and cross bands against a light background. Gharials have an extremely elongated snout. The teeth are needle-like and the eyes green frosted with back. A large male can reach 23 feet in length, and a female 15 feet.

Gharials, being the most aquatic of all crocodilians, are awkward out of water mainly due to their short stumpy legs.

The adult male develops a pot-like structure on the end of the snout, giving the gharial its name (from “ghara” — Hindi for earthen pot). This nose knob is used to produce a bussing noise that repels rival males and serves as an audible warning system.

Gharials are neat.

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