Gharial | Original Painting

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Painted on January 27th 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge


Acrylic and fine liner on an old vintage playing card
Varnished with Matte Acrylic Varnish for protection 

Signed Certificate of Authentication Card provided


Animal Facts:
  1. Class: Reptilia
    Family: Gavialidae
  2. native to sandy freshwater river banks in the plains of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent
  3. ‘In 2017, this population was estimated at 617–761 mature individuals and more than 1250 individuals by two different survey teams; 411 nests were found.’ (Information from Wikipedia)
  4. threats include: loss of river habitat, depletion of fish resources, and entanglement in fishing nets

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