Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) in India


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Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
Typezoo
Founded1979
First elephant arrived1979
Address GST Road, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road
Zip-code 600048
Place Chennai
Country India
Website https://www.aazp.in/
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Description

Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), located at GST Road, Vandalur-Kelambakkam Road, in Chennai, India , was founded in 1979 and the first elephant arrived in 1979.

Living elephants

At the Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) lives 9 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Asokan
  2. Indira
  3. Narasimhan born 2009
  4. Periyanayagi
  5. Sagar born 2008
  6. Sharon born 2009
  7. unknown born 2011-09-00
  8. unknown
  9. unknown born 2010-12-21

Comments / picturesThe 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.

References for records about Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=352. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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