The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, usually known as the Vandalur Zoo is situated in Vandalur, which is about 30 kilometers from Chennai city. Madras has the distinction of having the first public zoo in India as early as 1855. It was initially situated near Park town in the Chennai city.
Many types of deer ranging from barking deer, sambar, blackbuck, nilgai, sangai, hog deer. Monkey species - Nilgiri Langur, the endangered lion-tailed Macaque, Babboon, Hanuman Languor and Leaf capped Languor. Wolf, Jackal, Hyena, llama and Otter. Higher carnivores like the tiger, lion,Elephants, giraffes, deers and camels, Star tortoises. Snakes. Tropical mammals, birds and reptiles.
There is a 'student zoo club', whose members are impart teaching and learning about wildlife managing, conservation, animal behavior, their habitats, ecosystems, education, animal adaptations, reproduction, nutrition, animal housing and husbandry.