Established in 1975 the Amaravati Sagar Crocodile Farm, the largest Crocodile
nursery in India is located nearby Amaravati Reservoir in Anaimalai hills
at a distance of 1km. Around 430 crocodiles are kept in the captivity,
most in the adult size-class. Species like Mugger Crocodiles alias Marsh
Crocodiles and Persian Crocodiles can be found here and are sometimes
dangerous to humans. The eggs of the crocodiles are collected from wild
nests along the boundary of the reservoir and they are hatched and reared
at the farm. The farm is managed and maintained by three forest departments.