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Amirthi Zoological Park, Vellore

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Amirthi Zoological Park is a zoo in Vellore in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It was opened in 1967 and is about 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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  • 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 »
  • I went with my husband two weeks before, we expect more, but it's was mini zoo with parrots, pigeon like animals. Good thing was cleanly maintained, but parking charge is high, Rs 45 for two wheeler. 
  • It was a small and good Zoo for a section based, there is a small falls, its was good to bath. Good entertainment.