Amirthi Zoological Park, Vellore

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Amirthi Zoological Park is a zoo in Tiruvannamalai District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was opened in 1967 and is about from district headquarters Tiruvannamalai city and from the Vellore city. The area of the park is 25 hectares and one can find beautiful water falls.Half of this jungle is cleared to serve as a tourist spot while the other half is developed as a wildlife sanctuary. A trek for a kilometre leads one to a full view of seasonal waterfall. The inflow of tourists is more only during the holidays. Animals at the park include spotted deer, mongoose, hedgehog, foxes, reason monkeys, red headed parrots, love birds, tortoises, peacock, crocodiles, wild cats, eagles, ducks, pigeons, wild parrots, rabbits, and pythons.Development & ExpansionOn September 13, 2013, Tamil Nadu government announced that it has allocated 3.5 crore rupees for the development of amirthi zoo. This development will include providing amenities such as resting places, drinking water facility, food joints, pathways connecting waterfalls, information centers and watch towers. Tamil Nadu Forest Department has planned to upgrade the mini zoo in amirthi into a small zoo at a total cost of 19 crore rupees. Vellore district collector also informed that Central Zoo Authority (CZA) has approved the upgradation of amirthi mini zoo. Elephant Camps Amirthi forest in Vellore Forest division will be one of the probable sites in future hosting rejuvenation camps for temple elephants in the state.
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  • September 19, 2017
    A nice place to get close to the environment, flora and fauna. Quiet place to hang out with someone and enjoy the nature  more »
  • February 14, 2017
    Me and my friends or planned for enjoy the pongal day. So we desired to go for amirthi zoo in vellore. It is the tourist place of vellore.here also available lot of things our entertainment. River is ...  more »
  • December 18, 2016
    We don't call as a Zoo let’s say it’s a outing place or a simple park. I have driven from Bangalore to reach this place for the ride only, as expected there is nothing in the Zoo to excite about. Peop...  more »

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