Monday, July 19, 2010

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Vandalur Zoo

Vandalur Zoo also known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park . It is south asia largest zoological park. It is situated at Vandalur 32KM away from Chennai city. The park is dry evergreen forests. The zoo is open throughout the year except Tuesday and the peak time for this zoological park is festival times, summer vacation and weekend holidays. This park has been started in 1855 with limited area, in the recent past 1985 most of the constructions were completed and it has been open for our public view. Some special features of this project were setting up for Lion Safari, Bird aviaries, Reptile House, Nocturnal House and mountain cave entrance. The zoo has receives large numbers of animals from the forest department and from animal welfare organizations. 
Vandaloor Zoo

Animals Info

Arignal Anna park has a large collection of animals like barking deer, Lion, Tiger, Hippopotamus, Hog Deer, Hyna, Langur, Chimpanzee, Baboon, Jackal, Jaguar, Jungle Cat, Kangaroo, Mouse Deer, Wild boar, Zebra, Wolf etc.,

Vandaloor Zoo

Vandaloor Zoo

Bird Info

Vandaloor Zoo

Like the animals there is large collection of birds in our zoological park like Vulture, Cockatiel,  Common Sand piper, Dabchick,  Darter, Grey Heron, Indian Peacock, Macaw, Pelican, Spoonbill, Whitenecked Stork etc.,

Reptiles Info

Vandaloor Zoo
Comparing to animals and birds reptile collections was less. But we can found rare collection of reptiles in the zoological park. Reptiles are generally air-breathing and cold blooded. Their bodies were covered with Scales and Scutes or plates and most of the reptile skin were so hard and rough. Indian Krait, Crocodiles, Snakes,  Gharial,  Python, Viper, Tortoise, lizard etc.,
Vandaloor Zoo

It takes lot of time need to visit and very enjoyable to see all the animals and birds and the staffs were very good and they guide us in a good manner. One full day is not enough to visit the zoological park.  Its very well managed zoo and it was very clean and neat. So when we visit the park should not carry any polythene bags which may affect the surroundings and affect the animals too. So it's better to avoid the polythene bags when we visit. Train and bus facility are very high and safe.


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