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Reptile expert Rom Whitaker battles to save the world¹s oldest crocodilian, India’s gharial, from extinction.

 

The gharial, the world’s oldest crocodilian, is on the very edge of extinction.  Already critically endangered, this winter in India its numbers were decimated by a mystery die-off.  Reptile expert Rom Whitaker has spent 30 years battling to save the gharial, and this year his struggle has finally come to head.  Can Rom and his team discover the cause of the die-off?   Can they ensure the future of the species through breeding in captivity?  And can they observe and film the very last wild animals that, until this year, still bred naturally in the wild?

Crocodile Blues Publicity Notes

The gharial, the world¹s oldest crocodilian, is on the very edge of extinction.  Already critically endangered, this winter in India its numbers were decimated by a mystery die-off.  Reptile expert Rom Whitaker has spent 30 years battling to save the gharial, and this year his struggle has finally come to head.  Can Rom and his team discover the cause of the die-off?   Can they ensure the future of the species through breeding in captivity?  And can they observe and film the very last wild animals that, until this year, still bred naturally in the wild?

 

 

‘Some Natural World films offer us a cuddly-cute slice of (wild)life but not this one……it’s a hard hitting programme about an extraordinary creature’  David Butcher, Today’s Choice, Radio Times, 29th Nov – 5th Dec 2008

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