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  • La Vanille Crocodile Park, Mauritius

    Thu, May 20, 2010

    Mauritius



    The La Vanille Crocodile Park is located in the fame-fatal rain forests of Mauritius. This park is known to be one of the numerous popular tourist attractions in Mauritius. It is an important tourist center in the entire of southern Mauritius. Owing to the atmosphere of this place the rain forest is regarded as the focal point of the tropical flora, in addition this forest contains shelters more than 1000 wild Nile crocodiles as well as various types of animals for example: stags, monkeys, fruit bats and the tortoises. Furthermore, experiencing a leisure walk all through these rain forests will certainly make you feel thrilled and simultaneously a little scared . It will also provide you with an opportunity to explore deep into the centre of of the park.


    The La Vanille Crocodile Park lies in the southern part of this island and  the renowned Riviere des Anguilles River flows adjacent to the park. As a result the entire environment of the park is suitable for the good nourishment of the numerous wild creatures. The park was opened in the year 1985 and resides within the valley of the vanilla growing region.


    This park is the creation of Owen Griffiths, who is an Australian zoologist as well as his Mauritian wife. She was the one who found out that this area was appropriate for the farming of numerous Nile crocodiles. The initial crocodiles in this park were one male along with four females, which were brought here from Madagascar. In addition, their young ones were placed within heated indoor nurseries approximately for one year and after that they were made free into the ponds.


    The crocodiles in this park are kept within secured enclosures, as per their age, waiting the time when they reach their maturity. This park is a popular tourist attraction and has a large population of deer, monkey, giant tortoise, rabbits, tenrec, bats, a giant Telfair Skink and wild pig. In addition, at this site you will come across an exhibition room, which contains specimens of few Mascarene reptiles along with the descriptive notes, which are written in English. Amongst the exhibit is the shining green True Chameleon as well as the giant Phesuma, which is known to be one of the largest species of lizard and was brought in this park from Madagascar. Facelities provided at this park include car park, snack bar, restaurant and toilets.




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