Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crocodile Of Sundarban

Crocodile of sundarban:

About sundarban Crocodile

The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris), also called the Indian, Indus, Persian, or marsh crocodile, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and our Bangladesh at the sundarban. It is one of the three crocodilians found in Bangladesh, India the others being the Gharial and the Saltwater crocodile.

Size of Crocodile

The crocodiles of sundarban are said to grow much larger. On average, females are 2.45 m (8.0 ft) in length and males are 3.05 m (10.0 ft). Old, mature males can get much larger, at up 4–5 m (13–16 ft) and a weight of more than 450 kg (1000 lbs). Although individuals exceeding 4.3 m (14 ft) are exceptionally rare, the largest Mugger on record measured a huge 5.2 m (17 ft) in length. Mugger crocodiles can achieve speed of around 8 mph over a short distance.They can swim much faster 10 to 12 mph in short bursts, when cruising they go at about 1 to 2 mph.

Bangladeshi crocodile

The mugger crocodile can be found in Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, the southern tip of Iran, and probably in Indo-China and at one point, even in Southern Iraq. This crocodile is the most common and widespread of the three species of crocodiles in Bangladesh, India far out numbering the much larger saltwater crocodile within the country. Mainly a freshwater species, the mugger crocodile is found in lakes, rivers and marshes. Muggers prefer slow-moving, shallower bodies of water rather than, fast-flowing, deep areas

Diet of crocodile

Being a giant reptile, the mugger crocodile eats fish, other reptiles and small mammals, such as monkeys. In fact, most vertebrates that approach to drink are potential prey, and may suffer being seized and dragged into the water to be drowned and devoured at leisure. Large adults will sometimes prey on large mammals such as deer, including the 225-kg sambar deer, and the 450-kg domestic water buffalo.


র হাসান said...

Great article!

Here is another interesting read for the travelers going to Sundarbans: 08 Best things to do in Sundarbans

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