Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Crocodile Bank, Chennai
If you want to watch many species of African and Indian crocodiles, you can go to the Crocodile Bank, which is easily accessible from Chennai. From Chengalpattu railway station is approximately 29 kms. and from Chennai it is 42 kms.
Romulus Whitaker inaugurated the Crocodile Bank in 1976. Crocodile Bank is spread over an area of 3.2 hectares. There more than 5000 crocodile species are kept in natural surroundings in pools. It creates an awareness among people that crocodiles play an ecological role in feeding on the weak and sick fishers. They are considered one of the most horrifying creatures and this Bank is an endeavour in spreading love for these creatures.
This Bank is famous for conducting researches. The snake farm here is another attraction. Here the visitors can see the demonstration of venom extraction from the snakes. If you have interest to know all these have a visit to Crocodile Bank.