Arignar Anna Zoological Park is one of the modern and scientifically managed Zoos of the Country with 259 full time staff and additional contract workers. This Zoological Park is the pride of the Tamil Nadu. It has attained excellence in the Conservatory Breeding Programme for endangered species and also in the field of Zoo education by creating awareness about the conservation of natural resources. The functions carried out in the Zoo include animal welfare, commissary (store), transport, research, education and awareness, veterinary, horticulture, security and sanitation and Zoo administration. The Zoo has a well-equipped Zoo kitchen, Zoo hospital and quarantine area facility. A Zoo school was opened in the year 1998 for the teachers, students and general public where regular Zoo education and conservation programmes are conducted. The Zoo has adequate number of battery operated vehicles and road trains to transport visitors to the animal area through the network of internal roads. Several service roads have been laid for serving the animal enclosures.