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  Indian Gharial

 

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A female Indian Gharial, also known as Indian Gavial, basking in the sun near a sandbank in a river at Chitwan National Park. Females are distinguished from adult males by the lack of the bulbous growth on the nose typical in males, which resembles a clay pot to cool drinking water called ghara in Hindi and which gave the gharials their name. See also List of Thai Animal Names. See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.