Wild Chronicles heads to a breeding facility in Nepal that harbors gharials, the only surviving members of an ancient group of crocodilians. Their sharp teeth and huge size make them look fearsome, but gharials are more threatened than threatening. And despite pressure from dams, poachers, and fishermen, they're making a comeback, as conservationists use science to give very sensitive, very rare crocs a second chance at survival.
Gharials are now found in only two countries in the world. What are these countries?
What is the primary threat to gharials in the wild?
Do gharials pose a threat to human populations?
How long are baby gharials force-fed in the facility?
How many gharials live in the wild?
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry breed Verb
to produce offspring.
captive breeding Noun
reproduction of rare species controlled by humans in a closed environment, such as a zoo.
person who works to preserve natural habitats.
crocodilian adjective, noun
order of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials.
structure built across a river or other waterway to control the flow of water.
a building or room that serves a specific function.
person who hunts or fishes illegally.
to scare or be a source of danger.