Gharial – IAS Synopsis
Gharial is a type of Asian crocodilian having long, thin snout and a bulbous knob at the end of its snout. They are mainly fish eating animals and are found in fresh water rivers of Northern India like the Chambal River, Gandak, Ghagra and Son River.
Gharials are Critically Endangered according to the IUCN. It is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 and listed on Appendix I of CITES.
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