Madras Crocodile Bank
Madras Crocodile Bank information
One of the best institutions of its kind in India, Crocodile Bank , 40km south of Chennai, is a fascinating peek into a world of reptiles culled from your best dinosaur dreams, and an incredible conservation trust to boot. The Bank does crucial work towards protecting the critically endangered gharial, an enormous but harmless (to humans) species of crocodilian with a long, thin nose that feeds on fish. There are thousands of other reptiles here, including the Indian mugger and saltwater crocs of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. If you’ve got an open evening on the weekend, come for the night safari , when you can shine a flashlight over the water and catch the staring eyes of thousands of the Bank’s local residents.