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Crocodile Bank (Nivalink Trip Dated - 2 May 2009)

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (MCBT) is a reptile zoo and herpetology research station on outskirts of Chennai and is the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia. It was established with the aim of saving three Indian endangered species of crocodile, the marsh crocodile, the saltwater crocodile and the Gharial (Alligator). The CrocBank grounds are covered by coastal dune forest providing a haven for native wildlife, including large breeding colonies of water birds and a secure nesting beach for Olive Ridley sea turtles. The centre is the biggest crocodile sanctuary in India and is home to over 5000 crocodiles.

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Zoo (Crocodile Bank)

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