Gharial

The bulbous growth on the tip of a male’s snout makes gharials the only visibly sexually dimorphic crocodilian. This growth is present in mature individuals and called ghara after the Indian word meaning “pot”. (from Wikipedia) Also called the Indian gavial, this member of the crocodilian family is listed as critically endangered by IUCN. Seen at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Taken on November 13, 2011