The Kukrail Reserve Forest is famous for housing a nursery of endangered species of crocodiles, along with a deer park. The forest area is covered with a lush canopy of trees that shade the various pathways, which provide walking avenues for visitors. The forest also shelters a variety of birds and a small population of blackbuck. Tourists can also picnic at the forest that houses a children's park, a cafeteria and a rest house. You can relax and enjoy the animals while learning about amazing crocodiles, and the means being employed to bring them back from the brink of extinction. 

The Kukrail Reserve Forest was set up in 1978 for the breeding of endangered species of crocodile, and was funded by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. This initiative was a direct consequence of a study conducted in 1975 by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources that determined that there were only 300 crocodiles left in Uttar Pradesh, all of them found in River Chambal and other smaller rivers that run through the state. The need to preserve and protect these creatures, while also taking measures to increase their number, was recognised. 

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