Gavialis gangeticus

The Crocodile is a large aquatic reptile that lives throughout the Tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia. Crocodiles tend to congregate in freshwater habitats like rivers, lakes, wetlands and sometimes in brackish water (water that is saltier than fresh water, but not as salty as seawater).

Patna Zoo is famous for crocodile breeding. Recently Patna Zoo has released some captive bred Gharial into River Gandak which is a successful example of linkage of ex-situ and in-situ conservation. The conservation breeding of Gharial in Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park is very much appreciable.


  • Crocodiles are ambush hunters, waiting for fish or land animals to come close, then rushing out to attack. As cold-blooded predators, they can survive long periods without food, and rarely need to actively go hunting.
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  • It is standard diet and it varies with season to season.

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