How many of us have visited the Madras Crocodile bank? It hosts many of the firsts and is an experience of wild life near Chennai. It provides workshops and also provides a night safari for the adventurous. Fun and informative talks every weekend about reptiles, snakes, crocodiles is an eye opener and it hosts the only underwater crocodile exhibit in India. Now it is in the news with Anacondas .. it is interesting to note the various activities of MCBT which we are covering in this news. Read on..
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) will unveil their anaconda display in the beginning of September and people will get an opportunity to view the huge reptiles that they have so far seen only in Hollywood movies.
School children in the city will now have an opportunity to get up close and personal with crocodiles, pythons and turtles. In an effort to create awareness about wildlife, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) is launching an outreach programme in the last week of August. MCBT director Colin James Stevenson, along with members of the education team, will take baby crocodiles, alligators, pythons, turtles, tortoises and lizards to schools to give children an opportunity to get to know the various species better.
“When people see these animals up close, they get a view that TV does not allow, and it is different from seeing them at the zoo,” says Stevenson. “The programme aims to educate people that these animals need our help as there are significant threats to wild populations. “
Children’s Park Guindy or Guindy National Park is located at the heart of Chennai city close to Anna University. It has varieties of deer such as blackbucks, jackal etc. Earlier it had snake park situated within which has been shifted to crocodile park at East Coast Road. Read on to know more about Children’s Park, Guindy, Chennai.
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