Under the guidelines from the CZA and to facilitate supervision, control and management of AAZP and for the flow of funds for development and improvement activities, the Government of Tamil Nadu formed the Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu on 03.12.2004 under the Tamil Nadu Society Act and functioning from 01.04.2005 and it governed by a Governing council comprising of 11 members. Zoo Authority of Tamilnadu is aimed to focus and the efficient management/ development of all the Zoos under its jurisdiction.
The Governing Board of the Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu has been reconstituted as mentioned below on 06-03-2013 to administer the Zoological Parks more efficiently. Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu as the Chairman, Hon’ble Minister for Forests as vice-chairperson, PCCF & Director of the Zoo is the member secretary.
The following Zoological Parks are under the ambit of the Zoo Authority of Tamil Nadu: