Bhitarkanika has become the largest habitat of crocodiles in India

The Bhitarkanika national park has become the largest habitat of the estuarine crocodiles in India with a record number of their nesting sites spotted.

Altogether 101 nesting sites of estuarine crocodiles were found this time by enumerators, said Divisional Forest Officer.

At least 1698 crocodiles, including albino species, were counted this year along the water-bodies of Mahanadi delta region, while the figure recorded last year stood at 1682.

Stating that the figure was 80 last year, he said the nesting spots had registered 25 percent rise this year.

A female crocodile lays 50 to 60 eggs and the hatchlings usually emerge from the nests after 70 to 80 days of incubation period, he said.

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Bhitarkanika has become the largest habitat of crocodiles in India


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