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.
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.