Baby Gharials Back in Satkosia after a gap of 4 Decade: A great and cheerful moment for people of Odisha- the most important species of Satkosia Sanctuary that is Gharials has seen an increase in number after a gap of 40 years.
Yes, from the above picture it is that 28 baby endangered Gharials are lying upon their mother’s back, in the Mahanadi River near Baladamara area.
Gharials are known to be one of the endangered species of Crocodile and in Odisha Satkosia Gorge is the only natural habitat of this species.
Still, now there are only two females and one male Gharial present in this sanctuary. After a long gap, the hatchling of 28 in number came to make the place feel pride again. Yes, it’s a great day for the people of Odisha and also for wildlife lovers.
In 2019 the State government of Odisha had launched one special project and brought baby Charisma from Nandankanan for breeding in Satkosia. But this breeding is natural and the officials are also waiting for the other crocodiles to look forward to the project’s improvement and for the next mission.
The concerned officials are monitoring the hatchlings and also taking care of these baby Gharials as a priority- said the official.