I’m the oldest at La Ferme aux Crocodiles but I’m not the wisest...
teasing you – am I a real or a false gharial?
intruders, I’m fearful – shhh!
About False gharial – Tommy
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Native to :
the Malaysian Peninsula and the islands of Java, Borneo and Sumatra
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Conservation status :
essentially piscivorous, but also eats birds and small mammals
the false gharial has a long, thin jaw, with many evenly sized teeth; like all piscivorous crocodilians, it’s very hydrodynamic.
Location in the Tropical Reserve :
between Crocodile Island 1 and Crocodile Island 2, opposite the Nile crocodiles
the false gharial builds mound nests
Sumatra, Java, Malaysia