Saturday, November 18, 2017
Amaravathy Crocodile Sanctuary
Visited Amaravathy Dam and Crocodile Sanctuary yesterday. They have an amazing variety of crocodiles sourced from world over. Here are some images captured in the crocs enclosure. Amaravathy is located around 120 kms from Coimbatore.The Amaravathi Sagar Crocodile Farm, established in 1976, the largest crocodile nursery in India, is 1 kilometre before the Amaravathy dam site. Many adult crocodiles have been reintroduced from here into the wild. Eggs are collected from wild nests along the perimeter of the reservoir to be hatched and reared at the farm. Many crocodiles of all sizes can be seen basking in the sun and suddenly making a stride or piled up on one another. There are now 98 crocodiles (25 male + 73 female) maintained in captivity here. Three Forest Department personnel manage and maintain the Centre.