Bhubaneswar Buzz

India’s only Whitish Crocodile in Bhitarkanika named Gori has laid eggs this season

Pic courtesy : Bikash Ojha

Pic courtesy : Bikash Ojha

After 40 years, India’s only captive white crocodile Gori finally laid eggs at Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Kendrapada district. 

Gori, who was born at Dangamala crocodile breeding center in 1975, had grabbed the attention of the world for being a whitish crocodile which is extremely rare around the world. Scientists at the centre had named the female crocodile as ‘Gori’ for its ivory white complexion.

Gori was  chosen the animal as the mascot of National Youth Festival hosted in Bhubaneswar in 2010 by Odisha government.