If you enjoy some wildlife, don’t miss out on the Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre in Phuentsholing, Bhutan. The crocodile breeding centre is indisputably one of the most popular attractions in the city as you get to see these stealthy and dangerous creatures in real life at pretty close quarters – as they feed or snooze, depending on what time you visit.
Located behind a bus station along the banks of Amo Chhu river, the centre was established here in 1976 with only a dozen crocodiles. The responsibilities of the centre include breeding the animals and taking care of them until they are ready to fend for themselves in their natural habitat, or a nature preserve.
There are currently plans being made to relocate the Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre to a bigger location, where improved facilities can be provided to the crocodiles as the breeding centreis no bigger than a little over half an acre of land at the moment. The centre mainly breeds marsh mugger crocodiles and gharial crocodiles, the latter being fish-eaters listed in the list of ‘Critically Endangered’ species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre Travel Tips
- The crocodiles are fed every other day at noon, so trying planning your visit at the beginning of the day and stay in time for that before lunch.
- Speaking of which, pack lunch and carry bottled water.
Entrance Ticket Details For Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
- The entry ticket for the AmoChhu Crocodile Breeding Centre is Nu 50 for non-SAARC nationals(adults).
How to Reach Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
- The centre is a 10-minute walk north of the bus station.
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95% of people who visit Phuentsholing include Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre in their plan
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70.45% of people start their Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
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