Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
About Arignar Anna Zoological Park
Established in 1855 by the Nawab of Carnatic, it is India’s first public zoo and was called as Madras Zoo. In 1976 this zoo was shifted to the Vandalur Reserve Forest. The current zoo spreads over 512 hectare and is one of the largest zoological parks in India, Indian subcontinent and the world.
As of 2012, this park comprises over 1500 wild species including 46 endangered ones and is the first to set-up an amphibian captive facility in India. There are also life-sized models of pre-historic animals besides a library related to the wildlife.
Rs. 30 (adults), Rs. 10 (children), Rs. 150 (handycam) and Rs. 25 (camera).
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (all days except Tuesday).
Vandalur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.