Meet Gharfield! PLEASE GO FOLLOW @madras_crocodile_bank_trust Gatorland Global is proud to introduce you to our newly adopted Indian Gharial (gavialis gangeticus)) we adopted him ...

Meet Gharfield! PLEASE GO FOLLOW @madras crocodile bank trust Gatorland Global is proud to introduce you to our newly adopted Indian Gharial (gavialis gangeticus)) we adopted him through the croc bank’s online adoption program, we will be going to visit them in India later this year. Gharfield (Gavialis gangeticus) Hatched in 1991, Gharfield is one of the first captive bred gharials in the world. He is an adult male and gets along fine with the red-crowned roof turtles in his enclosure. Nowhere else in India can you see a gentle giant like him underwater. Did you know, that the gharial is the only species of the 24 crocodilians today where an adult male and female can be distinguished? A gharial male has a bulbous growth on the tip of his snout called a "ghara" which means “pot” in Hindi. MCBT did some of the first surveys for gharial in North India in the late 1970s. The situation at that time was dismal, with an estimated 150 – 200 adults left in their entire range.

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♥️Lenz♥️ @briezee_28

That’s amazing! So does he have the same locked jaw radiance as other species or because of his long, thin snout is it effective to use it as a sword for thrashing purposes

loganmallard @loganmallard

Is he on display or he being kept off exhibit for monitoring?

Emma Grace Allred @emmagraceallred

Omg that name is such a pun i love it!!!

Andrew Geslak @andrewgeslak

@lauren_marie_sacavitch did you not read 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️💀

Jack Oliver @junglejonk

I love this! You guys set an example of how wildlife parks can get involved in conservation. 👏Great work. Can’t wait to see updates on him.

Girishkarthik @girishkarthick.r

I have seen him in madras crocodile bank many times but I never know he is so special...

Official Gatorland Instagram @gatorland_orlando

@girishkarthick.r @savannahboan is coming to visit him later this year!!! Hope to meet you!

Girishkarthik @girishkarthick.r

@gatorland_orlando sure . Please do let me know when you visiting him.

Natalie Estrada @lady_velociraptor

I love Gharials so much😍 our marine science museum actually has a breeding pair of False Gharials😊😊 they're beautiful

Roland D. Dixon @dixontransfer03

WOW.... that's a really good, cool thing that ya'll did!

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