Tours To Crocodile Bank Sanctuary Tamil Nadu
Tours To Crocodile Bank Sanctuary Tamil Nadu - The Crocodile Bank was set up in 1976 with the intention of conserving the endangered reptiles like crocodiles and alligators.
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Located about 35 kilometers south of Chennai, Crocodile Bank National Park covers an area of 3.2 hectares.
The bank takes pride in the fact that they have been successful in a big way to fulfill their mission by producing about 6000 crocodiles.
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The Crocodile Bank also has a Snake Farm that is a major source of anti venom.
The visitors get to see a wide variety of African crocodiles and Alligators that soak up the sun in the open pools in blissful oblivion.
The South India Crocodile Bank Sanctuary is characterized by lush tropical vegetation that provides shade to the resident crocodiles.
The Crocodile Conservation Center which features as one of the major attractions in Chennai is also the largest crocodile breeding site in India.
The Crocodile Bank houses about 5000 crocodile species of which it owns seven species. The Marsh or Mugger variety, the Gharials and the Saltwater Crocodiles are the Indian species of crocodiles you will get to see at this place.
These apparently repulsive creatures play a
significant role in improving the genetic quality of the prey by feeding on sick, weak and injured fishes. The
Crocodile Bank National Park is also a source of scientific information on the biology of crocodiles.
The bank also conducts periodic research on turtles and monitor lizards that comprise of the crocodile's environmental partners and share a common habitat.
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Crocodile Bank: (44 kms.) Not far from Mamallapuram, this crocodile breeding and research centre is run by Romulus Whittaker. Here several species of Indian and African crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity.
The crocodile bank was started with 30 mugger adults and now the number crossed 5,000. School children, tourists from other states and locals also visit to have a close look at the endangered reptiles. Special demonstration and sessions are arranged for the tourists and the school children.
Chennai is the nearest airport which is connected by both domestic and international flights. Chengalpattu is the nearest railhead.
Tourists can avail the road route as daily buses ply from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu, and Chennai to Mahabalipuram.
The reptiles are kept in their natural habitat in open pools and can be viewed from safe proximity.
This farm breeds crocodile to augment the crocodile population of the wildlife sanctuaries.
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