The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Mahabalipuram

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Learn about reptiles that inhabit this tropical region at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, 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. Use our Mahabalipuram journey planning app to visit The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology on your trip to Mahabalipuram, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • till I visited this place I had idea of only two types of crocodile and two types of tortoise...But to my pleasant surprise here we could see variety of crocodiles and tortoises and other... 
    till I visited this place I had idea of only two types of crocodile and two types of tortoise...But to my pleasant surprise here we could see variety of crocodiles and tortoises and other...  more »
  • The crocodile bank is quite a nice play for nature lovers. There are hundreds of crocodiles, snakes and turtles in this conservation centre. The maintenance is pretty good. 
    The crocodile bank is quite a nice play for nature lovers. There are hundreds of crocodiles, snakes and turtles in this conservation centre. The maintenance is pretty good.  more »
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  • Decent place to visit. So much more to know about these creatures. Some of the swamps can be a little better maintained. It well be good if there are more information boards placed about these breeds. Also would be helpful if there is any information center at this place who can share more details or sell croc toys or shoes or any stuff like that. It will certainly attract more visitors
  • Very good place to visit. Two or three tea/snacks shops are opened for public use with affordable price. Now more attraction is added in the waiting room benches, tables, chairs. Excellent to view all this with family. Staffs are available in all the places for security. An arrogant lady is working in the inside fancy shop. She don't want to sell anything to the visitors. She quarreled with sub staff & visitor with un parliamentary words. Kindly send her to some other place for increase the sale in the fancy shop.

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