Scientific Name: Gavialis gangeticus
Description: The Gharial has a large body, with a unique snout. The snout of a male has a bulbous end. The Gharial has a greenish brown body, and a slender tail.
Length: The males are about 6 meters long and the females are about 4.5 meters.
Where it Lives: The Gharial is found in Himalayan fast flowing rivers.
Reproduction: The Gharial lays eggs. The females guard the nests and then tend to the young for several months after the births.
Diet: The Gharial eats mainly fish in the daily diet. However, the Gharial likes to eat large mammals while taking risky chances.
Why is the Gharial Endangered? The Gharial is endangered because of the skins, and their habitats are being disturbed and being lost.