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Tag: Crocodiles

Muggers
Column: A Laudable Conservation Effort

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: There is some heart-warming news for wildlife lovers from Ganjam district. The number of muggers, an endangered crocodile species, in the district’s Ghodahada irrigation reservoir and adjoining water bodies has gone up to 65 from 58 last year. While 44 muggers were found in the 5 sq km reservoir, 21 were […]

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Crocodile Population Rises In Bhitarkanika National Park

Kendrapara: The number of crocodiles in Bhitarkanika National Park in Odisha’s Kendrapara district has increased as per the findings of the latest headcount of the reptiles. At least 1,757 salt-water crocodiles including albino species were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi deltaic region while the census figure recorded last year stood at 1,742, […]

Bhitarkanika thrown open for tourists

Pattamundai: After a three-month break for the breeding season of saltwater crocodiles, Bhitarkanika National Park here in Kendrapara district reopened for the visitors on Tuesday. The prohibition on entry of tourists to the wetland sites had been enforced from May 1 to July 31 in view of the breeding season of the estuarine crocodiles, said […]

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