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India crocodile park ponders its survival

India's biggest crocodile park

could soon run out of funds

Location: Vadanemmeli

It usually gets around 5 million visits a year

but no-one has been allowed in since March

and there won't be any visitors for a while yet

They only have enough money to feed the crocs

and keep going for a few more months

The park is home to over 2,000 crocodiles and alligators

and looking after them is tricky

especially with some staff stuck at home

Ticket sales account for 50% of revenue

so they have had to improvise to stay afloat

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DIRECTOR, MADRAS CROCODILE BANK TRUST, ALLWIN JESUDASAN, SAYING:

"So we are planning to increase our revenue streams from different sources. One revenue stream is the YouTube channel. Currently, we do not get a lot of revenue from our YouTube channel but going forward we are going to have a lot more videos which we think will bring in a lot more revenue."