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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES, ZOOS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS IN TAMIL NADU


The forest area of Tamil Nadu is spread over 19,388 sqaure km of land which constitutes 17.59 % of total geographical area of the state. The state has 8 wildlife sanctuaries, 12 bird sanctuaries, 5 National Parks, 3 Tiger Reserves, 4 Elephant Reserves and 3 Biosphere Reserves. The district wise wildlife areas in the state are as follows.

Vellore

Amirthi Zoological Park, Vellore

Chennai

Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai

Chennai Snake Park

Guindy National Park

Krishanigiri / Dharmapuri

Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary

Kancheepuram

Crocodile Breeding and Research Centre, Mamallapuram

Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary

Nilgiris

Bandipur National Park, Ooty

Government Botanical Gardens, Nilgiris

Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park

Mukkurthi National Park

Coimbatore

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park.

Tirunelveli

Mundanthurai-Kalakad wildlife sanctuary

Viralimalai Bird National Park

Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary

Dindigul

Palani Hills (Kodaikanal) Wildlife Sanctuary

Ramanathapuram /Tuthukudi

Mannar Marine National Park

Kannur

Parassinkkadavu Snake Park, Kannur

Nagapattinam

Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary

Virudhunagar

Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary

Thoothukudi (Tuticorin)

Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary

Tamil Nadu Forest Department (www.forests.tn.nic.in)

Tamil Nadu forest department maintains, protects and conserve the forest area and its rich wildlife.

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