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Amaravathy Crocodile Farm
 
 
Crocodiles once abundant in Amaravathy, Periyar and Chinnar and most of other perennial river have been threatened to near extinction. Hence the project of captive breeding of this crocodiles came into existing at Amaravathy. The object of captive breeding of crocodile at Amaravathy as in other Crocodile Centre in Tamilnadu is to collect Crocodile eggs from the wild clutch and rear it in captivity and release the young crocodile in the wild to restore its status. The project started in 1976 has reared crocodile successfully under captivity.
Since 1976 captive bred crocodiles were periodically released in to the rivers.  Currently, only 98 crocodiles (male 25 +female 73) only available.  It is an additional tourist attraction
Details of entry fees collected, working time, approach road and contact persons are furnished below:
S no Enquiry Details
1. Entry fees collected

0.50 paise per adult person
0.25 paise per child.(below 12 years).

2. Working time 9.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M. every day.
3. Approach

From Coimbatore
By road – via Pollachi, Udumalpet
Amaravathy nagar - 96 kms.

4. Contact person

1) Forest Range Officer.
Amaravathy Range,
Amaravathy nagar.
Ph. No. 94434 96413

2) Wildlife Warden,
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary
And National Park,
365/1 Meenkarai Road, Pollachi-1.
Ph. No. 04259 225356
Email: IGWLSNPPOY@rediffmail.com

5. Location One Km. before Amaravathy dam site.
6. Accommodation facility available

One Forest Rest House with two
suites to accommodate four persons
is available near the Crocodile farm.
The rent for the same is Rs.150 for
two persons per day per suite.

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