A Nepalese breeding program returns endangered species to the wild.


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Biology, Ecology

Wild Chronicles heads to a breeding facility in Nepal that harbors gharials (Gavialis gangeticus), the only surviving members of an ancient group of crocodilians. Their sharp teeth and huge size make them look fearsome, but gharials are more threatened than threatening. And despite pressure from dams, poachers, and fishermen, they're making a comeback, as conservationists use science to give very sensitive, very rare crocs a second chance at survival.

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October 19, 2023

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