Crocodile Bank Chennai - Places Near Covelong Beach




Crocodile Bank Chennai ,has been established with an aim to protect and conserve the endangered reptiles such as crocodiles, Alligators etc.
Situated 14 kms from Mamallapuram, this Trust now houses more than six species of crocodiles.arrangements;
Located 42-km from Chennai (Madras) is a farm where several species of Indian and African crocodiles and alligators are bred in captivity.
This crocodile bank is on the way to Mahabalipuram and is run by Romulve Whittaker.
About 5,000 species are kept in their natural surroundings in open pools.
They can be viewed from a safe distance.Its an additional spot near Covelong Beach

The Crocodile Bank occupies an area of 3.2 hectares and has been established with an aim to protect and conserve the endangered reptile s such as Crocodiles, Alligators, etc. Tourists in large numbers visit the crocodile bank to see a variety of reptiles, all in one place.

Getting There:


By Bus:
Once You decide to go to Mahabalipuram(Very Near To Covelong Beach),You can Find This Bank on the way to Mahabalipuram.
There are buses available from Pondicherry, Kanchipuram, Chengalpattu and Chennai to Mahabalipuram daily.
The Crocodile Bank is on the way to Mahabalipuram.Tourists can also hire a taxi from Chennai (Madras) or Mahabalipuram.
By Train : The nearest railway stations are Chengalpattu (29-km) and Chennai (42-km).
By Air : As Always ,after reaching Airport ,it is advised to hire a cab. This Bank is located 42 km from air port.

Some Facts:
The Crocodile Bank Chennai, which disseminates scientific information collected from its on-going research projects on the biology of crocodiles, also conducts research on turtles and monitor lizards, which are the crocodile's environmental partners, found in common habitats.

Its location is quite at the heart(In vicinity to Covelong Beach)India has about 26 species of turtles many of which are endangered.Captive breeding of crocodiles for the purpose of releasing them in the wild and restocking protected sites has been undertaken in river Chambal, Mahanadi and in Andhra Pradesh.
But releasing them in unprotected sites is not viable.
Only in places like the Madras Crocodile Bank have these earliest of reptiles found their guarantee for survival.



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