Arignar Anna Zoological Park

 

Overview

Chennai, Madras has the distinction of having the first zoo in India, began in 1855. Factors such as air and noise pollution, insufficient to accommodate the animals and extremely dense human population around the society zoo has become dangers to the health of animals from the zoo. It was therefore decided to move the zoo of Moore market area to Vandalur reserve forest in the skirts of Chennai city. Worked for the establishment of the zoo was launched in 1976 and Arignar Anna zoological park has been called to the public in 1985. It is one of the largest zoos in south-east Asia extends on an area of 602 ha.
 
The existing landscape was used as it is and all the animals are exposed in the broad moat open island type enclosures with simulated environment. The whole of the area of 602 ha. has been coated with vegetation both by natural and some artificial regeneration.
 
Arignar Anna Zoological Park is one of the modern and scientifically managed zoos across the country with 257 full-time employees outside of small workers under contract. The zoological park is the pride of the State and that it has achieved excellence in the breeding program for the purposes of conservation of endangered species and the awareness to the conservation of natural resources. The functions of the zoo are carried out by several departments and sections to know the Administration, the well-being of animals, the Commissary (shops), transport, research, education and awareness, the vets, the horticulture, security and sanitation. The zoo has a well equipped kitchen zoo zoo, the hospital and quarantine facilities. A zoo school opened its doors in 2000 for teachers, students and the public in general, or regularly zoo education and conservation programs are carried out. The zoo has sufficient number of vehicles to transport visitors to the animal enclosures via the network of internal roads
 
Entrance Fee
Adults (above 12 years) : Rs. 30/-
Children (5 to 12 years) : Rs. 10/-
Below 5 years : Entry Free
Still Camera : Rs. 25/-
Handy Cam : Rs. 150/-
Discount rates for Government and Aided School Children
5 to 12 years : Rs. 2/-
Above 12 years : Rs. 30/-
Other Charges
Zoo Rounds Vehicle :    
Adult (above 12 years) : Rs. 30/-
Children (3 to 12 years) : Rs. 10/-
Lion Safari Vehicle :    
Adult (above 12 years) : Rs. 30/-
Children (3 to 12 years) : Rs. 10/-
Wheel Chair   Rs. 25/-
Battery operated vehicle:    
Per vehicle : Rs.330/-
Vehicle Parking Charges :    
Bus/Lorry : Rs. 75/-
Car/Van/Jeep : Rs. 20/-
Bike : Rs. 10/-
Cycle : Rs. 2/-
 

 

By road:

32 km from Chennai City. Of Tambaram, take the bus service amendments A18, B18, E18, G18, M18, M18G and M18N, 18L, M52, G70, 70V, 70A, 114, M118, 118P, G118, 170A, 170L, 170T, 170K, M500, 500B, 500C, 515, 517, 518, 555, 555N, 566, 566B and alight at Vandalur Zoo bus stop.

 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Kanchipuram
Location
Vandalur
Address
Contact Info
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Nearest Bus Terminal
Vandalur
Nearest Railway Station
Vandalur (VDR)
Nearest Airport
Chennai International Airport
IN
latitude : 12.990005490 longitude :80.169296260
Corporation : Chennai
GPS Code : VOMM
Open Year
1976
Dedicated To
Wildlife

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