Odisha’s Bhitarkanika National Park Census: Increase in Salt Water Crocodiles

  • According to the recent census at the Bhitarkanika  National Park, the population of salt water (or estuarine) crocodiles have increased to 1,757 as compared to 1,742 in 2018.


  • The peak winter is the ideal time to carry out the census as it exposes more than 50% of mud banks. The crocodile count in the park has been increasing gradually. According to the census, in 2000, there were 1,192 crocodiles in the park.
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