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“Poorly maintained zoological park”

Arignar Anna Zoological Park
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Private Day Tour of Arignar Anna Zoological Park from Chennai
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Poorly maintained zoological park”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

a vast area dedicated to this park. But too poorly maintained. No much animals to have a look. No good facilities inside this park. Also please avoid visiting here in peak summer. One positive thing here is, we can have a bicycle ride inside the zoo and that is worth the give when you are with friends or with your spouse. you can drive it for a very long drive within the park and it will give you amazing experience. Again, dont try this in April-July summer. you will easily get exhausted.

Visited April 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Need better maintenance.”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is spacious and has almost all species. There was intense heat and water availability was a problem. We saw some visitors feeding aerated soft drinks to the monkeys and there was no one to stop them. It was a pity that visitors are not educated and responsible. Nor were there authorities moving around to monitor the situation.

Buggies are handy. The Lion safari was good. We saw the lions at close quarters from the safety of the vehicle.

Visited July 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“poorly maintained zoo”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We reached there in the afternoon with high expectations of seeing a wonderful zoo, but we were disappointed by seeing the pathetic situation of the zoo and the animals inside it. It was in the peak summer and there are no water or any other refreshment vendors inside the zoo, we need to come back to the entrance point to get any refreshment which is practically impossible once you started walking inside. Also we could not get any drinks with cooling and finally opted for Coffee at the tamilnadu restaurant.
The animals are in confined spaces which are pretty large in size., but there is very little shade for them in the peak summer of Chennai. Lion, Panther, Tiger all were not active, probably due to the heat that they cannot survive. I wish there should have more trees for them !!.
Also the Giraffe, Zebras are kept in large space that we may take longer time to spot them.

The pay and use toilets are smelling and I noticed some frogs and lizards hiding inside the bathrooms., which is pretty scary. At one point I thought they might jump on me.
The only good thing I noticed is there is less thrash and the inside walkways are clean and neat.
But I am not happy with the way the animals are taken care there

Visited May 2014
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Tirunelveli, India
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39 attraction reviews
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“Kids enjoy it!!”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Need a day.Take a buggy it is just 350.00 and stops where every u want.Dress lightly take a cap or umberlla.Dont miss the lion safari and white tigers.Keep lot of water!!

Visited May 2014
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Taking lives for granted”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Is this ethically correct? Throwing animals in confined spaces and acting like you are their custodian and a self proclaimed expert in managing their lives. Zoos around the world must be shut down. I have seen the pathetic lives that these animals live. What gives us humans the right to imprison animals. Please stop patronizing zoos anywhere in the world. The only exception can be made when a specie is going extinct and you are trying to create a sanctuary. Man takes rights for granted. Shameful !!

Visited December 2013
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