Wildlife

Gharial – A crocodilian like no other | Gharials in India

The gharial is a crocodilian found in the rivers of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Also known as the fish-eating crocodile or gavial, it is one of the longest extant crocodilians with a typical length between 10-18 ft. The gharial is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and hence […]

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The largest snakes in the world | Anaconda, pythons, King Cobra, etc

Snakes are limbless reptiles that are found on every continent except Antarctica (also found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans). Most snakes do not possess venom and kill their prey through constriction. The largest snakes in the world are all constrictors, either Boa or Python. The following is the list of the largest snakes in

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Crocodile species in India | Why Gharial is not a crocodile?

Crocodiles are large reptiles belonging to the family Crocodylidae. A semi-aquatic animal, the Crocodile is an ambush hunter found in tropical and subtropical areas. There are two crocodile species in India – the Saltwater crocodile and the Mugger crocodile. The Gharial is another semi-aquatic reptile found in India. It is however not classified as a

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The Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros | Rhinos in India

The Great Indian one-horned rhinoceros is one of the five species of Rhinos. Classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are only a few thousand Indian Rhinos living in the wild. Historically, these Rhinos were found in a large geographical range, from Pakistan to Arunachal Pradesh in the Indo-Gangetic

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