Anna Zoological Park
Spread over an area of 510 hectares, Anna Zoological Park is located at a distance of about 32 kms from Chennai city towards the eastern side of the Grand Southern Trunk Road. The first zoo in Chennai was established in 1855. It was later in 1979, when the zoo was shifted to the present location that came to be known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park. Get to know more about the Anna Zoological Park during Chennai Tours.
Known as one of the biggest zoological parks in South East Asia, Anna Zoological Park is a house to more than 170 species of mammals, reptiles and birds. Watch around 47 mammal species, 63 bird species, 31 reptile species, 5 amphibian species, 25 fish species and 10 insect species at none other than the Anna Zoological Park in Chennai. Every measure is taken by the veterinary section to take care of the species living in the Anna Zoological Park.
Going on lion safaris, elephant rides and battery-operated vehicles are some of the ways by which you can explore Anna Zoological Park in Chennai. Some of the main attractions of Anna Zoological Park include Nocturnal Animal House, Walk through Aviaries, Butterfly Houses, Zoo School, Reptile Enclosures, Children’s Park, Rest Area, Prehistoric Animal Park, Gardens, Lawns and Insectariums Complex. Don’t forget to visit the Otteri Lake situated within the park that is the roosting ground for a large number of migratory birds like Painted Stork, Herons, White Ibis, Egrets, Billed Stork and so on. So do make sure to visit the Anna Zoological Park, one of the popular Tourist Attractions in Chennai.