Crocodiles in an Indian Zoo

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  • Location: Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, Tamil Nadu, India
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  • Info: Live webcam focused on several species of crocodiles at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park which was the first public zoo in India.

    India is home to 3 crocodillian species : the mugger or marsh crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) the estuarine or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus)

    The gharial has a characteristic elongated, narrow snout and adult males develop a bulbous growth at the tip of their snout, called a "ghara" after the Indian pot it resembles. The ghara helps with vocalisation and also gives a visual signal to attract females..