ANNA ZOOLOGICAL PARK
This man-made zoological
park is situated in the outskirts of the Chennai metropolitan. The forests are
of dry deciduous and dry evergreen scrub types. It was in the year 1855 that the
first zoo in India was established in Chennai. Later on in 1979 it was shifted
to the 510 hectares of sprawling complex. This zoological park is said to be one
of the biggest in South East Asia. The wild life population is exhibited in a
large open mated island type enclosure with a simulated natural environment.
More than 170 species of mammals, aviaries & reptiles are housed in this area.
Lion safari vehicles, elephant rides, battery operated vehicles are some of the
facilities available inside this park.
This park has a rainfall of about 1400 mm on an average. The nearest airport is Chennai (18 kms). The nearest railway station is Vandalur (1 km) and has a city bus terminal. This zoological park could be visited throughout the year and is a popular spot for the entire family.
The zoo is
managed as per the guidelines, rules and regulations of Central Zoo
Authority. The animal care, maintenance and welfare of captive animals are also
the priority of the zoo. This is an innovative and unique zoo constantly
educating visitors about wildlife conservation. This zoo is visited annually by
about 10 Lakh [1 Million] people and is managed by experienced zoo staff and
dedicated curators. This large open zoo provides enriched environment for the
Wildlife and assures longevity and quality of life for the animals. The
animals are well cared for by dedicated team of Zoo Veterinarians and
Biologists. Animals exhibit, very natural behavior because of the
Biological, ecological enrichment provided for each animal as per the needs.
The natural habitat exhibits provide healthier lives for the animals in the zoo. The Zoo managed by the TamilNadu forest department plays a great role in