Chitwan National Park Importing Male Crocodiles

24th Dec, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

CHITWAN, Dec 24: The Chitwan National Park is importing a male crocodile from the Babai River.

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The National Park reached Babai and Karnali Rivers in search for male crocodiles due to a lack of male gharial crocodiles in the rivers around the park. According to Chief Conservation Officer Ram Chandra Kandel, a male gharial crocodile was captured from under the Babai River Bridge of the East-West Highway in Bardiya National Park, on the afternoon of 22nd December.
The crocodile is 416 cm long, 800 kg in weight, and is about 35 years old. The crocodile has been released at Rapti River.[/caption]