Spread over an area of 3.2 hectares, Crocodile Bank is a place where one can watch many species of African and Indian crocodiles. More than 5,000 crocodile species are kept in their natural surroundings in pools in the Crocodile Bank Chennai. It was in 1976, when herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, inaugurated the Crocodile Bank in Chennai. Get to know more about Crocodile Bank in Chennai during Tours to Chennai.
The Crocodile Conservation Center that is considered the largest croc-breeding site in India is the main attraction of the Crocodile Bank in Chennai. Crocodile Bank plays an important role in spreading awareness that crocodiles play an ecological role in feeding on the weak and sick fishes. Crocodiles are considered one of the most horrifying and unloved creatures and the Crocodile Bank is an endeavor in spreading love for these creatures.
In the bank, you can watch out 7 Indian crocodile species including the Marsh/ Mugger variety, Gharials, Saltwater crocodiles, 8 meters long and 900 kg crocodiles, crocodiles having longest jaw and so on. Another attraction of the Crocodile Bank is its snake farm, where visitors can see the demonstration of venom extraction from the snakes. Crocodile Bank is also famous for conducting researches on turtles and lizards, these both species are found in the same habitats as that of the crocodiles.
Crocodile Bank is easily accessible from anywhere in Chennai. The nearest railway stations from Crocodile Bank are Chengalpattu at a distance of 29 kms and Chennai at a distance of 42 kms. It is just 5 kms from Kovalam and 14 kms from Mamallapuram.