Average lifespan in the wild: 40 to 60 years
Size: 12.25 to 15.5 ft (3.6 to 4.5 m)
Weight: 2,200 lbs (977 kg)
Did you know? The gharial's scientific name, Gavialis gangeticus is based on a misspelling of the Hindi word ghariyal.
Size relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man: