Vegetarian crocodile Babia: 70-year old reptile who lived in Kerala temple pond dies

Minerva Biven

Vegetarian crocodile Babia dies: A decades-outdated lone crocodile, claimed to be a vegetarian, that inhabited the lake at the Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy temple and frequently observed roaming inside its premises was found dead late on Sunday night.

The crocodile, fondly referred to as Babia, was lacking considering the fact that Saturday. Thereafter, the carcass was located floating on the lake all around 11.30 pm on Sunday night and the exact was conveyed to the law enforcement and the animal husbandry division. The carcass was removed from the lake and put on public screen as hundreds of folks, such as politicians, turned up on Monday for a last glimpse of the crocodile.

Temple officers claimed the crocodile was a vegetarian which subsisted on the ‘prasadam’ produced there.


Babia: God’s individual crocodile


Temple officers stated that the carcass of the crocodile would be buried just before Monday midday in a pit nearby. The Mahavishnu temple is situated at Ananthapura near Kumbla in the northern Kerala district of Kasaragod. The temple is known as the ‘moolasthanam’, the authentic source, of the Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple of Thiruvananthapuram, according to its web page.

The temple’s website also claims that a “really abnormal phenomenon” there was the existence of a one crocodile in the temple lake, named ‘Babia’.




36-year-aged tusker Chulliparambil Vishnu Shankar also died a short while ago. The tusker had a huge enthusiast base among the elephant enthusiasts in Kerala.





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