It was a great Photowalk organised by DCP Chennai, as part of The National Geographic's The Great Nature Project.
The gharial specimen shown here was living wild in a river, and was not a resident of the Gharial Breeding Center located in Chitwan National Park.
Gavialidae is a family of reptiles within the order Crocodilia. Gavialidae consists of only one surviving species, the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), which is native to India. Many extinct species are also known. The false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) has sometimes been viewed as a member of this family due to general similarities in morphology and habit, but it is usually thought to be a member of the Crocodylidae family based on several characters including skull morphology. However,...