02 July 2018

Bhitarkanika National Park Becomes Largest Habitat Of Endangered Estuarine Crocodiles

Bhitarkanika National Park Becomes Largest Habitat Of Endangered Estuarine Crocodiles


The Bhitarkanika National Park (Odisha) has become the largest habitat of the endangered estuarine crocodiles in the country with a record number of their nesting sites spotted in it. Altogether 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found this time by enumerators.

The nesting spots had registered 25% rise this year. At least 1698 crocodiles, including albino species, were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region, while the figure recorded last year stood at 1682.

Source- Business Standard

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