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gha·ri·al

 (gŭr′ē-əl)
n.
A crocodilian reptile (Gavialis gangeticus) of South Asian rivers, having a long slender snout that in mature males has a bulbous growth at the tip. Also called gavial.
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gharial

(ˈɡærɪəl)
n
(Animals) another name for gavial
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ga•vi•al

(ˈgeɪ vi əl)

n.
a large crocodilian, Gavialis gangeticus, of India and Pakistan, having elongated jaws. Also called gharial.
[1815–25; < French < Hindi ghariyāl]
ga′vi•al•oid`, adj.
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A distant cousin of modern crocodiles and alligators, Terminonaris was similar to the modern-day Indian gharial, only much larger.
On February 18th the power supply would remain suspended from feeders MCM, Gharial at 10am to 3pm and at Kohala feeder power supply would remain suspended at 10am to 4pm.
Phase two will open later this summer and will comprise the island of Sumatra and Monsoon Forest, which will become home to the critically-endangered Sumatran tigers, Sumatran orangutans and Sunda gharial crocodiles.
MOVE aside gharial, the Gangetic dolphin, a fresh water mammal facing extinction, has made its big leap.
Many Ghariyals had been lost to the disease, more of these reptiles were released in the river by the Kukrail Gharial Rehabilitation Centre, situated in Lucknow.
According to IESCO spokesman, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period from 10:00am to 04:00pm, Maj Riaz Shaheed, Sagherpur, Dharyala Jalip, CWO, Gharial feeders, 07:00am to 02:00pm, Mogla, Bilalabad, Tamman, Multan Khurd, Wanhar, Daroot, Khuian, Dhermond, Patwali, Mial, Chabb, Maqsood Sh, Injra feeders, 07:00am to 12:00pm, Azizabad, Radio Pakistan, Allama Iqbal, People Colony, Amir Shahzad, Kamalabad feeders and surrounding.
But the wonders of Sumatra and the Monsoon Rainforest - which will be the largest indoor zoo exhibit in the UK and home to Sumatran orangutans, Sulawesi macaques and Sunda gharial crocodiles - will be unveiled in another phase this summer.
09:00am to 03:00pm, Pindi Point, Barrian, P/Helth, Gharial, PAF, Uper Topa, Lora1&2, Patriata, Company Bagh, Cecil feeders
According to IESCO spokesman, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period from 07:00am to 12:00pm, Azizabad, Radio Pakistan, Allam Iqbal, People Colony, Amir Shahzad, Kamalabad feeders, 10:00am to 04:00pm, Gharial feeder and surrounding areas.