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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.

Number Of Animal Houses 89 Nos
Zoo Holiday Every Tuesday
Zoo Timing 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
Area 602 hectares
Location Vandalur RF,Kanchipuram District

Abstract of Captive Animals as on 31.3.2017

S.No Class No. Of Species Number of Animals
1 Mammals 43 445
2 Birds 93 1433
3 Reptiles 33 424
Total 169/173 2302


1. To serve as a dynamic nature conservation centre by promoting breeding programme for rare and endangered species of the Western and Eastern Ghats.

2. To encourage the people to develop a caring attitude towards flora and fauna

3. To offer excellent public service, recreation, and eco-awareness to public.


1. Ex-situ conservation and propagation of the fauna of Western and Eastern Ghats.

2. Initiate captive breeding programme for endangered species in accordance with the protocol for rehabilitation of this species in the wild if necessary.

3. Promote zoo as center of conservation awareness by organizing wild life education and interpretation programme to elicit broad based public support from different sections of society and enhance public awareness for wild life.

4. Provide opportunity to conduct scientific studies on the fauna to enhance our knowledge on animal behavior, its biology, ecology etc., so as to aid in scientific management of the zoo and conservation of wildlife.

5. To provide facility for health care and rehabilitation of rescued animals.


The Government of Tamilnadu is giving funds to meet out the salaries of all staff and workers. Other expenditure like maintenance of animal enclosures, feed for animals, animal health care, cleanliness of zoo, drainage, water supply, electricity and maintenance of battery operated vehicles (BOV) are met from the income generated from the zoo. The major revenue of the zoo is realized from the entry fees. Arignar Anna Zoological Park is also getting money from BOV charges, the leased parking area, Hotel Tamil Nadu, Aavin, TANTEA, bicycles and toilet lease.