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Madras Crocodile Bank, Chennai (Madras)

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Learn about reptiles that inhabit this tropical region at Madras Crocodile Bank, which features grounds covered by coastal dune forests that provide a haven for native wildlife. See the first crocodile breeding center in Asia, which continues to protect many endangered species (mugger crocodile, saltwater crocodile, and the gharial in particular) from extinction. Look for turtles, snakes, and lizards, part of a population of over 2,400 animals sheltered here. Visit the family-friendly outdoor laboratory to observe reptiles up close and learn about their behavior, social interactions, and breeding biology. Plan your Madras Crocodile Bank visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chennai (Madras) using our Chennai (Madras) vacation trip planner.
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  • Nice place to spend time with kids. Instead of spending money on malls and other areas, it is worth to spend some time with family on research park like this. A small drive on ECR visiting crocodile p...  more »
  • Crocodile bank only costs 40rs to get in which is a bargain! There are so many different types of crocodiles here which I found really interesting as I've never seen one up close before!  more »
  • Crocodiles are fairly boring to look at, they don't do much. But it's good that the money you give for entrance goes to saving these animals. They also have other reptiles and I loved the turtles!  more »