I am back with another post today from India. We decided to head to the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust on a Sunday. One of our friends LOVES crocodiles and no-one else wanted to go as they were afraid. So Bhargav and Amber stepped up to the job of hanging out with over 400 crocodiles!
I hope you enjoy this post about my afternoon at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust.
Children (below 10 years): Rs.30/-
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Rs. 200 including a torch.
The Crocodile enclosures
I was pleasantly surprised at the safety within the park. My parents went to a crocodile park in the Gambia in the 1990’s and were allowed to walk in the pits. Here it was the opposite, the enclosures were behind big walls which were topped with fences, which made me feel secure.
We asked and space is representative in most enclosures of the natural habitats of these prehistoric creatures. We felt one of the Mugger enclosures was very small considering there was 300 within the one space, however, we were informed there was a new space being built for them. These were meant to be released back into the wild, but there were complications with an illness which prevented them from being reintroduced.
Local Wildlife at Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
There was this lovely sign which really reassured all of us about the local wildlife. The addition of the Venomous snakes we might be lucky enough to see was slightly worrying, but we laughed at it.
There is also a venomous snakes exhibit there, and another snake section. However, we only had an hour until the park closed so we ended up missing those areas.
We also missed the underwater crocodile exhibit which was a shame, but I will go back soon!
Conservation at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust
I really liked finding out more during my time here. It was fascinating to learn the differences between crocodiles and alligators, also just about their evolutionary pathway.
We didn’t really have enough time there, a few hours would have been better – it might not have enough to do for the whole day.
I hope you enjoyed, until next time
The Great Ambini
X X X
If you loved this, pin it for later.