Two years ago, a bag belonging to Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita Ambani became a big talk in the fashion world. Those who searched for the price of that bag made of crocodile skin put their finger on the nose, 2 crore 60 lakh rupees. Many people were shocked to see that crocodiles were not so expensive. The value of the bag was added to the value of 240 studded diamonds on the bag. Let the story stand there. As a fashion statement, things did not end with that crocodile skin bag that Nita Ambani carried in her hand, not only for a crocodile skin bag, but it is quite difficult to raise crocodiles in our country.
Thousands of crocodiles are being transferred from a crocodile breeding center in Tamil Nadu to the Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in partnership with Reliance Industries Limited. It is also noteworthy that this is the first time in the country that such a large crocodile exchange is taking place. A thousand crocodiles are brought here from the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust. Bring 300 crocodiles as a first step. Transport the crocodiles to Gujarat in a special temperature controlled vehicle. They need food only once a week and can be fed in the vehicle before starting the journey.
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is transferring them to Green’s Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Center due to lack of facilities to care for so many crocodiles. According to trust officials, hundreds of crocodile eggs had to be destroyed due to space constraints. This is the case every year. Considering all this, it is better to send crocodiles there. Authorities say let them live happily there.
The trust has only 8.5 acres of working land. As the number of crocodiles increased, this became a bigger challenge. Meanwhile, Green’s Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in Jamnagar, Gujarat is located on 425 acres of land. The best place for crocodiles to live.
Bank Trust started its operations in 1976 in Madras Crocodile. If it started with 40 crocodiles, today it has reached thousands. There are currently no methods to reduce the fertility of crocodiles or to sterilize them. This is the main reason for their uncontrollable proliferation. It is also not possible to distinguish between male and female crocodiles. Trust managers say that if they do, the crocodiles will fight each other. But there are those who are of the opinion that instead of this way of relocating animals, steps should be taken to increase the area of protected forest.
1000 Crocodiles will be sent to Greens Zoological Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust