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White Crocodile in India to Have Better Living Conditions

Researchers and wildlife enthusiasts have been raising their concern for sometime over the manner in which the rare white crocodile is kept at the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Orissa, India. The female crocodile named ‘gori’ has been kept in a pen at the Dangmal crocodile research center for the past 32 years.

The white crocodile was hatched and bred here as part of a conservation program. She has never mated and is the sole white crocodile in captivity in India.

Now, the pen is being expanded under the guidance of wildlife researchers.

Bhitarkanika National Park, Odisha, is India’s only habitat that is home to albino or white estuarine crocodiles.

The crocodile is found in the Bhitarkanika Mangroves, a mangrove swamp which lies in the river delta of the Brahmani, Baitarani, and Dhamra rivers. Gahirmatha Beach lies to the east, and separates the mangroves from the Bay of Bengal.