Articles - Biting back! Rare Gharial finds new haven in Uttarakhand national park

Biting back! Rare Gharial finds new haven in Uttarakhand national park

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Nesting and hatching have been detected in Takia Sot and Dhikala areas of the Corbett tiger reserve
 

The latest study indicates that gharials are breeding naturally and successfully in the reserve forest. Wildlife conservationist Subir Mario Chowfin, who has been studying the population trends of  gharials and other crocodilian species at Corbett since 2008, said: "I arrived at the Corbett tiger reserve in February 2008. I was to make a startling discovery as the Corbett reserve, which was never known to have gharials, harboured at least a 100, including 42 adults."

 

The Corbett park boasts of one of the largest populations of gharials in India. The nesting and hatching season that concluded in June this year has brought big cheers to the tiger reserve authorities. 

 

The survey clearly indicates that the population has increased, but wildlife lovers will have to wait till the year end for the final figure. 

Nesting and hatching have been detected in Takia Sot and Dhikala areas of the Corbett tiger reserve. 

 

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