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gharial

see gavial.

gavial, gharial

a member of the crocodile family, e.g. Indian gavial (Gavialis gangeticus).
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our huge gharial is not much Last year's count numbered 12,518 animals, from 463 different species, and this year there are likely to be even more, follow ing the birth of Sumatran tiger triplets, two Roth schild's giraffes and a rare okapi.
Also take at least one trip around the lakes to see the gharial and crocodiles--and don't just go chasing after the tiger morning and evening.
First Training Squadron The First Training Squadron comprises Indian Naval Ships Tir, Gharial, Sujata, Indian Coast Guard Ship Varuna and two Sail Training Ships, Sudarshini and Tarangini, all of which have been built in India, and are based at Kochi in southern India.
WORCESTER -- Aidan Jones was researching art for the card collection he was developing to present at an "Invention Convention,'' when he stumbled upon a "Grayscaled Gharial,'' an image that opened a whole new world to the 8-year-old boy from New Jersey.
A Harappan tablet depicts a male gharial apparently impregnating a woman with its long and narrow snout; this snout has phallic symbolism, ending in a swelling protuberance, hunted as a potent aphrodisiac (cf.
It's almost human the way the mother gharial is looking directly at the camera as if she's saying, 'Don't mess with my babies'.
Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year is Udayan Rao Pawar, 14, for his image Mother's little headful, which shows young gharial crocodiles clustered on their mother's head on the Chambal river in India.
In Pakistan, red-headed vulture, the Green Turtle, Brown Bear, Snow Leopard and the Gharial (a long-snouted crocodilian) are the most-endangered species in the country.
In "Insights into the Ecology and Evolutionary Success of Crocodilians Revealed through Bite-Force and Tooth-Pressure Experimentation," the researchers detail their examination of the bite force and tooth pressure of every species of alligator, crocodile, caiman, and gharial.
The Gharial crocodile is listed as a critically endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.