Gharial

Bhubaneswar zoo begins trial of muzzle bags to de-stress gharials during capture

There are instances when the animal sustains injuries whereas the forest staff also get hurt which is why the traditional methods will be chucked if the trial is successful.

published on : 20th September 2021

Gharial baby sighted in Odisha's Kendrapara

The baby gharial was caught in the net of a fisherman in Paika river. 

published on : 31st August 2021

Satkosia gorge sancutary to guard gharial hatchlings in view of Hirakud's flood water release

With the water release and resultant swelling of the Mahanadi, the hatchlings are feared to stray into side streams thereby prompting sanctuary officials to raise guard for their protection. 

published on : 11th July 2021

Gharial hatchlings out of sight since a week

28 gharial hatchlings were spotted with their mother at Baladmara area of the sanctuary on May 20.

published on : 26th June 2021

Drones, incentives for fishermen to protect gharials in Tikarpada

In addition, it has announced a cash incentive of Rs 1,000 for fishermen who catch the gharials or hatchling alive in their nets during fishing.

published on : 17th June 2021

Gharial breeding comes to fore in Odisha's Mahanadi river after four decades

Monitoring of the Gharial population was strengthened only after Satkosia was declared a tiger reserve in 2007 and protection of the core area enhanced in 2014 making the gorge a fishing free zone.

published on : 24th May 2021