India’s Largest Crocodile Park Is Facing A Cash Crunch Amidst Lockdown & Seeks Your Help

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.

Source – Reuters

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.

Source – Reuters

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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.

Source – Telegraph India

Besides crocodiles and alligators, the park is also home to reptiles such as turtles, tortoises, lizards and snakes.

Source – Here Be Dragons

“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.

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And if the appeal reaches you, you can make a donation to the park from here.

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