Angul, May 23: Satakosia Wildlife Department has discovered a 29 member crocodile family in Satakosia gorge of Mahanadi in Angul today.
The patrolling forest officials recorded the rarest visual from the Baladamara section of Satakosia Wildlife sanctuary in the morning.
Sources said, a female crocodile was seen floating on water at Baladamara with as many as 28 baby crocodiles. The flock of crocodiles swam in the nearby area for hours and moved towards the lower catchment of the gorge.
We have never spotted such a huge flock of crocodile family within last 30 years. However, it indicates a good and healthy habitat for the reptile, said the Conservator of Satakosia Wildlife Division.