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#16 of 784 Places To Visit in Chennai
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address
Post Bag No. 4, Mamallapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
contact
+91-44-27472447
entry fee
60
per person Adults (during the day)
30
per person Children (below 10 years, during the day)
100
per person Children (below 10 years, for the night safari)
200
per person Adults (for the night safari)
timings
All days of the week except Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Last Ticket: 5:00pm
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

how to reach madras crocodile bank trust

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is located on the outskirts of Mammallapuram/Mahabalipuram. Once you start your journey, head towards the Mahabalipuram on the East Coast Road to reach the Crocodile Bank. So travel safely and have a great time in Chennai.

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about madras crocodile bank trust

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is a unique wildlife park created by the conservationist Romulus Whitaker. It saved several crocodile and alligator species from extinction. It’s a fascinating experience to see the beasts at close quarters. There’s also a snake house here and a stall that sells honey, tribal medicine and an antidote for snakebites. Finally a bank for the reptiles but not the kind that protects their investment rather their species. The first of its kind in Asia, Madras Crocodile Bank Trust was established in 1976 to save endangered Indian crocodile species, namely Marsh (mugger) crocodile, gharial and salt-water crocodile. Shielded by the natural bounty of coastal dune forests, the CrocBank is an ideal sanctuary for not just the crocodiles but also water birds and Olive Ridley Sea turtles. The biggest crocodile sanctuary in India, there are over 2500 animals that one can spot at the CrocBank that includes 14 different species of crocodiles and 10 species of turtles. To say that the bank has achieved the goals it set out with would be an understatement. When the bank started out crocodiles were approaching extinction at an alarming rate. Over the years over 5,000 crocodiles have been bred. The bank undertakes an astonishing array of research and conservation measures. In fact the Green Anacondas from South America, the heaviest snakes on Earth, made their first public appearance on 19th January, 2013 at the Bank. Conducting a number of camps, field trips and training workshops for children, teachers and youth, Rom Whitaker, founder of the bank along with Zai Whitaker, was awarded the Whitley award in 2005, funds from which he used to set up the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station. It is quite a sight to see gharials and crocodiles basking in the sun or taking a swim in the safety of the haven that CrocBank is for them. There's a Crocshop selling all kinds of books and materials on the bank's residents, crocodiles and turtles and best of all, crocodile, fish and snake stuff toys and hand puppets, the only time when you will find reptiles cute and less toothy.

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5 Madras Crocodile Bank Trust reviews
Deva Nathan
Deva Nathan
Awesome Place for Crocodile Lovers
Jun 27 2014
The Crocodile bank has lots and lots of crocodiles of all the varieties from all over the world. This is a good place on learning crocodiles and its natural habitat. The place is maintained in some setup with a clean interface. The crocodiles are ove ...... read more
Vijay Rajta
Vijay Rajta
Very poor maintanance
Jun 24 2014
Though it has enormous number of crocodiles (different kinds) the park isn't at all well equipped for proper maintenance. The reptiles do not have enough space to move around. Not clean also. You literally cannot breathe properly, when you are in the ...... read more
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