Odisha: 28 hatchlings of the critically endangered Gharials spotted in the Mahanadi, near Satkosia range

Bhubaneswar: State is witnessing natural nesting of Gharials after a span of 45 yrs in a major boost to wildlife conservation in Odisha. As many as 28 hatchlings of the critically endangered species have been spotted in the Mahanadi, near Satkosia range.

For the first time since gharials were introduced in Mahanadi in 1975, Odisha has witnessed natural nesting of the endangered species in Satkosia. Odisha is the only state which is home to all the 3 species of the reptile— freshwater gharials, muggers & saltwater crocodiles.