It was then inaugurated with the name of Madras Zoo.
opening date of Chennai Zoo for public was in 1855 AD. Print Inaugurated as early as 1855, the Vandalur Zoo is official known as the Arignar Anna Zoological Park. It is the first public zoo in India. Vandalur zoo is also known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park and Chennai Zoo.

It is the largest zoo as well as the first public zoo of India. It was later transferred to the Madras Corporation and shifted to People's Park near Chennai Central railway station at Park Town in 1861, as it was expanding its animal collection. The zoo was located near the Park Town of the city in the beginning, however, the location was changed to 30 km outside of Chennai in 1975. Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP) is one of the modern and scientifically managed zoos spread over an area of 602 hectares (1,490 acres), including a 92.45-hectare (228.4-acre) rescue and rehabilitation centre, the park is the largest Zoological park of the country located at Vandalur, Chennai. கையும் களவுமாக மாட்டிய சீனா!

SNAKES AT VANDALUR ZOO(various snakes) - Duration: 3:10. Balfour started the zoo on the museum premises, and a year later it had over 300 animals, including mammals, birds and reptiles. It is India’s largest zoo, being spread over vast area of 1300 acres. Mag S 267,042 views.

Vandalur zoo snake