Gavial, Long-nosed monkey and the Red-throated loon VI

Gavial, Long-nosed monkey and the Red-throated loon

The Gavial or fish-eating crocodile,  the northern part of the Indian Subcontinent.  only 235 individuals, which are threatened by loss of riverine habitat, depletion of fish resources, and entanglement in fishing nets. The gavial is one of the longest of all living crocodilians, measuring up to 6.25 m (20.5 ft), With 110 sharp, interdigitated teeth in its long, thin snout, it is well adapted to catching fish. Long-nosed monkeys only live on Borneo Island in Southeast Asia and are famous for their big noses. Male noses keep growing and growing. They eat leaves, mangrove shoots and fruit above the trees. Long-nosed monkeys have been rapidly disappearing (only 236 left!). Due to human activity, their kitchen garden the mangrove area, rapidly becomes smaller and smaller. 

The Red-throated loon (North America) is a migratory aquatic bird found in the northern hemisphere. It breeds primarily in Arctic regions and winters in northern coastal waters. During the breeding season, it acquires the distinctive reddish throat patch which is the basis for its common name. Its fish diet increases the Red-throated loon‘s vulnerability to persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals. The species is protected by international treaties but does this help?

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