About The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology or MBCT became a recognised reptile zoo, a research station for herpetology (the study of amphibians and reptiles) and a registered trust.
It was founded to fulfil the mission of protecting specifically three endangered species of Indian crocodiles namely the saltwater crocodile, marsh or mugger crocodile and gharial. Popular events hosted by the centre include Jaws 3 (feeding of the crocodile, Jaw), underwater gharial exhibit and night safari.
Location: Post Bag No 4, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104.
Entry-Fee: INR 60 for adults and INR 30 for children below 10. Night Safari tickets charge around INR 200.
Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm (Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a holiday). Ticket booking closes at 5 pm.
Best time to visit: One can here at any time of the year.