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Sunda-Gavial

False gharial
Tomistoma schelgelii / False gharial

Sunda-Gavial
Habitat
swampy rainforests with rivers and lakes
Continent
Asien
Food
Fish, but also other vertebrates; as juvenile also invertebrates
Gestation/breeding period
72 - 90 days
Mode of life
Solitary
Class
Reptiles
Order
Krokodile

Did you know that?

~ 6 m
size

~ 300 kg
weight

~ 60 years
age

How endangered are False gharials?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Least concern
  • Near threatened
  • Sunda-Gavial
    Vulnerable
    Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

By the way

Sunda gavials lay the largest eggs of all crocodiles at 7.5 centimetres.

Animal keeper hangouts and feeding times


(Prof. Brandes House)

daily
15:30 Uhr
uncommented feeding


(Prof. Brandes House)

daily
9:30 Uhr
uncommented feeding


(Prof. Brandes House)

every first Fri. of the month
11:00 Uhr
commented meeting point with feeding


(Prof. Brandes House)

Wed, Sat
11:00 Uhr
commented meeting point with feeding


False gharial at the zoo tour

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