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Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, is known as the Vandalur Zoo, located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai. This zoo is also one of the most popular tourist places and also one of the biggest in South East Asia. vandalurzoo_18aug2012_mainentrance

Arignar Anna Zoological Park was established in 1855 and later was shifted to the southern metropolitan area called Vandalur reserved forests in the year 1979. There are 1,500 wild species, including 46 endangered species, in its 160 enclosures. The zoo is spread over 1,490 acres. The dry forests surrounding the Vandalur region is the ideal breeding ground for these animals. It is home for Tigers, Jaguars, Lions, Panther, Elephants, Sambar, Giraffes and many more.

zoo-2The Arignar Anna Zoological Park also has a library with good collection of wildlife related books and information. Elephant safari is also available in the park.

102246-200 Distance (Chennai Airport): 15 Kms

icon-nearby Commonly Visited From: Tambram or Chennai Airport

tailored-trip-icon Location: Vandalur

aiga-ground-transportation Transportation Options: Taxi/ Bus

time Trip Duration (From Chennai Airport): 3-4 Hours