Crocodile Bank, Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Founded by Romulus Whitaker, a herpetologist in 1976. Crocodile Bank in Chennai is spread over 3.2 hectares of lush vegetation. The Crocodile Bank of Chennai is the largest crocodile-breeding site in the country.

The Crocodile Bank of Chennai was established with an objective of spreading the awareness of the ecological role played by crocodiles in selectively feeding on sick, weak and injured fish. Such projects are conducted on biology and study of crocodiles, turtles and lizards.

If you visit the Crocodile Park in Chennai, you can see various species of alligator and crocodile slugging about in the open pools of the Chennai Crocodile Bank. Now Crocodile Bank is the habitation of nearly 7000 species of crocodiles. They are categorized into the following:
  • Indian crocodile species
  • African crocodile species
  • Alligators
The wide variety of crocodiles and alligator found in the Crocodile Bank in Chennai are as follows:
  • Morlet's crocodile from Mexico
  • American Alligator from Africa
  • Dwarf crocodile from Africa
  • The Siamese crocodile.
  • Mugger crocodile from India
  • Marsh crocodile from India
  • Gharials from India
The Chennai Crocodile Bank also has a snake farm, where anti-venom is produced. Demonstrations of venom extraction draw considerable crowds. The Crocodile Bank is also a known place for various scientific research conducted on the reptiles and information dissemination center.

The Crocodile Bank in Chennai is place that is worth visiting in Chennai.

Location of Crocodile Bank, Chennai, Tamil Nadu




Crocodile Park - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressPost Bag No. 4, Mamallapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 603104
Entry Fee :Entry Fee for Adults : 35 Rs.
Entry Fee for Children below 10 years : 10 Rs.
Timings :Visiting Hours - 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Days When ClosedMonday
Phone No (Official) +91-44-27472447
Official Websitewww.madrascrocodilebank.org/cms/
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Still Camera Fee :20-40 Rs.
Video Camera Fee :100 Rs.
Nearest railway stationChennai Egmore Railway Station




Last Updated on : May 26, 2015




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