The world-renowned Madras Crocodile Bank on the outskirts of the city is facing a financial crisis due to the unprecedented lockdown.
With over 2,000 animals to feed, the conservation centre is struggling to make ends meet. Also, they have 50+ workers to pay.
Usually, the summer season is the time where the Crocodile bank would have maximum visitors and due to lockdown, the season is gone and there is a loss of almost Rs 80 Lakhs.
Unlike other zoological gardens like Vandalur Zoo, the Croc Bank is not financially supported by either State government or the Central Zoo Authority (CZA).
Established in 1976 the Madras Croc Bank is home to over 35 species of reptiles and various species of birds, amphibians, snakes, and lizards.
You can contribute to the bank here.