As the need for the conservation of reptiles grew, the Croc Bank increased its repertoire to include turtles, lizards and snakes and it came to be known as the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Center for Herpetology in 2003. The Croc Bank now successfully breeds several species of threatened chelonians, including two listed as critically endangered.
The Croc Bank is far more than a typical zoo and in fact our core operation is as much a field based conservation outfit as it is a collection of captive animals for safekeeping. with two permanent field stations and several projects running concurrently.
The last few years have seen some major developments at the Croc Bank. A young and dynamic management team has taken over the helm of the main operation spurring on exciting new changes. The Croc Bank Masterplan will soon come into action and there is plenty of excitement in store.