Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) in India

Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
Typezoo
Founded1979
First elephant arrived1979
AddressGST Road, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road
Zip-code600048
PlaceChennai
CountryIndia
Websitehttps://www.aazp.in/
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The Zoo was initiated as an outsourced zoo from Vandalur Zoo in Chennai.

Founded in 1855, the old Madras Zoo, was situated in Peoples Park near Park Town. By 1975, the zoo had expanded and had to be moved out of the city. In 1979, the Tamil Nadu Forest Department set aside 1300 acres (5.2 kmö) on the outskirts of the city to build the current zoo, which is one of the largest in South Asia.

The new sprawling zoo on Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road was inaugurated by then Chief Minister M.G. Ramachandran.

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is located in Vandalur, 30 kilometers from the city of Chennai, India and 15 kilometers from Chennai Airport on GST Road.

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Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2018), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=352). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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