Sunday, 31 May 2015

Bhitarkanika’s 18.5 feet long crocodile’s skeletal remains to be preserved

crocodile skeletonThe skeletal remains of one of the giant size crocodiles in Bhitarkanika National Park is decided to be preserved in the interpretation centre museum of the national park, by the authorities in Kendrapara district, as it is expected to create interest among the visitors.

The carcass of the 18.5 feet long male crocodile, one of the largest crocodiles in Bhitarkanika was found last month, near a creek of the national park.

“During post mortem it was found that it had died of age-related sickness. Its body was buried near the crocodile breeding and rearing center. The skeletal remains would be later pulled together for preservation,” Range Forest Officer, Akshya Kumar Nayak said.

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