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La Vanille Reserve des Mascareigne

Listed under Wildlife Reserves in Mauritius.

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Thousands of reptiles live here.  The ones with the sharpest teeth live in carefully marked cages, and the less aggressive ones, with the smaller teeth, walk around free range – these are mostly the giant tortoises, so don't let the idea of it put you off.  As well as local crocs they have crocs brought in from all over.  There's also a monkey enclosure and a collection of insects.  And the restaurant sells crocodile meat?  

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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If you're small enough - mostly children I'm afraid - you're allowed to sit on the giant tortoises. It's probably the least exciting ride ever so there's no need for Mr. Toad to move over, but it makes for a pretty exciting photo and they are impressively sized, some of them.

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