India’s largest crocodile park, Crocodile Bank, in Madras is a fun place to be at any day. But it might not soon be; if not inundated with funds to keep its over 2000 crocodiles well fed.
Madras Crocodile Bank has been closed due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease thus is dealing with a serious cash crunch.
The park is not able to feed its animals, pay staff and do research owing to less cash. The park makes 50% of its revenue via selling tickets to over 50 lakh people each year.
The park was set up back in 1976 by American-born snake expert Romulus Whitaker. Any it might seem eerie but is a fun place spread over 8.5 acres.
Besides crocodiles and alligators, the park is also home to reptiles such as turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes.
“Our senior staff have taken a voluntary 10% to 50% pay cut on their salaries and we have cut down our activities to just the critical ones,” the park said in an appeal for funds on its website.
And if the appeal reaches you, you can make a donation to the park from here.