EnglishSo, in fact at this point there are only 200 breeding gharial left in the wild.
EnglishI mean, just incredible to see bunches of gharial basking on the river again.
EnglishAnd there is a gharial looking at us from the river. ~~~ And these are powerful water totems.
EnglishDuring the die-off of the gharial we did galvanize a lot of action.
EnglishBut we, actually, back in the early '70s, did surveys, and found that gharial were extremely rare.
EnglishThis is the home of the gharial, this incredible crocodile.
EnglishSuddenly dozens of gharial appearing on the river, dead.
EnglishFor example, in the winter of 2007 and 2008, there was this incredible die-off of gharial, in the Chambal River.
EnglishOne of them was the remarkable gharial.
EnglishSo, it seemed that the toxin that was killing the gharial was something in the food chain, something in the fish they were eating.
EnglishAnd now [these] new elements of human intolerance for river creatures like the gharial means that if they don't drown in the net, then they simply cut their beaks off.