Adult cam kamaral
The captive breeding program at the crocodile bank was so successful that by the 1990s there were over 8,000 crocodiles in residence, thousands had been reintroduced to the wild, and more sent to zoos and wildlife parks around the world.
In 1989, as a division of the bank, the Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team (ANET) base station was set up on 5 acres (2.0 ha) of land in Wandoor, on the southern tip of South Andaman Island to conduct research programs towards understanding of the diversity, distribution, and ecology of the islands' fauna and flora.The Croc Bank grounds are covered by coastal dune forest providing a haven for native wildlife, including large breeding colonies of water birds and a secure nesting beach for olive ridley sea turtles.It covers 8.5 acres (3.4 ha) and had over 450,000 visitors in 2007.The bank was started to protect India's dwindling crocodile population and to preserve the art of snake catching. This project was continued every year between 19 by Harry Andrews under the supervision of Dr. The project currently focuses on reptile reproduction, egg incubation, and temperature-dependent sex determination.
Along with other like-minded people such as Rajamani, Whitaker founded the bank to conserve the three species of reptiles namely, the mugger (Crocodylus palustris), the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus), and the saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). A 3-year study of the biology and conservation of the mugger crocodile was conducted in the wild and a field station was established on the Moyar River near Bhavanisagar in Tamil Nadu.In 1993, the bank conducted surveys on wetlands and remote area sensing.