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Reptiles such as the gharial are becoming more prominent on the IUCN's Red List each year.

Despite its fearsome appearance and lengths of up to 19 feet (6 meters), the Indian gharial is not a man-eater and prefers to eat fish.

Its long, thin snout, which makes it easily distinguishable from a crocodile, also allows it to quickly capture fish.

Habitat loss and poaching is driving the animal toward extinction.

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