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  zoo :: san diego zoo, oo, travel zoo, zoo information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
the figures were stated in the zoo's annual reports for these two years and the deaths were attributed to the lack of professional veterinary care at the 40-year-old zoo.
"of the animals belonging to the zoo that had died, 50 were large mammals like tigers and elephants." asked if he knew of cases where the animals had died as a result of the veterinarians' negligence as stated in the report or due to an overdose of drugs, ismail said he was not certain.
i have been with the zoo since i was 14 years old (his late father tan sri datuk v.m hutson served as chairman from 1965 to 1999) and today at 64, i am still here.
www.thebuzzreport.org /san%20diego%20zoo/zoo   (810 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : At Vandalur zoo, panther cub is back to normal
CHENNAI: When the panther cub arrived at the Vandalur zoo a couple of months ago, the authorities were appalled at its condition.
When it landed at the zoo, it was under severe stress and strain.
The zoo authorities took care to see the cub was not disturbed: it was kept in a spacious room, where no one except the veterinarian and a couple of animal keepers were allowed.
www.thehindu.com /2005/11/18/stories/2005111804910200.htm   (393 words)

 rediff.com: Rescued circus lions find a new home in Tamil Nadu
On Thursday, the animals reached the lion safari at the Arignar Anna zoo at Vandalur, on the outskirts of Madras, arriving from Tirunelvli after a 25-hour road journey.
According to V Irulandi, director of the Vandalur zoo: "The quarantine area is small for the number of animals being regularly seized from private showmen."
Sixteen lions seized from a private zoo at Sangli in Maharahtra are due to arrive at the center soon.
www.rediff.com /news/2001/aug/03zoo.htm   (449 words)

 Vandalur Zoo
The zoo is located on an area of 1300 acres.
This zoo is one of the largest in South Asia.
There is a ‘student zoo club’, whose members are imparted training and education about wildlife management, conservation, animal behavior, their habitats, ecosystems, education, animal adaptations, reproduction, nutrition, animal housing and husbandry.
www.madrasi.info /vandalur-zoo.html   (458 words)

 The Hindu : Paralysed chimpanzee dies at Vandalur Zoo
Lakshmi, the paralysed chimpanzee rescued from a circus and housed at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), Vandalur, died on Tuesday morning.
Animal welfare activists in the city felt that while she was with the circus she had been forced to perform before the audience and was under severe stress and strain.
The moment she was rescued and housed at the zoo, she had the best of facilities including a waterbed, which helped her respond to the treatment provided by the zoo veterinarians.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2003/04/02/stories/2003040208330300.htm   (430 words)

This was shifted to the Vandalur Reserve Forest in 1979 by the Tamilnadu Forest Department.
After the zoo was inaugurated in 1985, it has undergone a lot of improvement, with new animals making their home and breeding and more and more features like the Jurassic Park, Nocturnal section, reptile section, aquarium, etc.
Complaining to the Zoo Director, Krishnakumar, came reassurances that they are in the process of pulling down that enclosure, to make it safe for the tortoises.
www.chennaionline.com /toursntravel/wildlifenbirdsanctuaries/zoo.asp   (669 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Stray waif lands in Vandalur zoo
The five-month-old calf arrived at the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur, from Andhiyur Forest Range, Erode Forest division, on Monday.
A veterinarian from the zoo went to Andhiyur along with a mahout about a fortnight ago to `befriend' the animal.
Because of its tender age and condition, the calf was transported in a truck driven at slow speed.
www.hindu.com /2005/09/14/stories/2005091416130500.htm   (430 words)

 Navhind Times on the Web: Infoplus
Chennai, Sep 8: Hundreds of children and bird watchers are flocking to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur, 30 kilometres from Chennai, to have a glimpse of a white peacock after it gave birth to three chicks.
Also known as the Vandalur Zoo, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park is being frequented by a large number of people.
According to the zoo authorities, April to May is usually considered to be peacocks’ breeding season, but the female peacock hatched eggs in the month of June.
www.navhindtimes.com /articles.php?Story_ID=090928   (411 words)

 >>> Rescue centre <<<   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was found that sloth bear, monkeys and panthers could be accommodated in the existing zoos in the country.
Accordingly sites in the vicinity of seven zoos located in six states of the country were identified.
The panoramic view at the rescue center and the night house that is used to keep the animals in the night.
www.svzoo.org /html/resc.htm   (323 words)

 The Hindu : Rescued animals await clearance to enter Vandalur zoo
Eight lions and a couple of tigers await the clearance from the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI) to enter their new home near the Vandalur zoo.
The zoo has constructed a rescue and rehabilitation centre for housing 30 lions and an equal number of tigers rescued from the circuses.
The zoo authorities have to recruit veterinarians, animal keepers and other staff to maintain the place.
www.hinduonnet.com /2001/06/21/stories/0421401c.htm   (363 words)

 Baby hippo at Vandalur park
According to the zoo authority, the pregnant Saundarya was brought from Mysore zoo under a wild life conservation measure and exchange programme.
By 1975, the zoo had expanded and had to be moved out of the city.
In 1979, the Tamilnadu Forest Department set aside 1300 acres (5.2 km2) on the outskirts of the city to build the current zoo, which is one of the largest in South Asia.
www.indiatraveltimes.com /frontpix/fp2006/fpaug06/hippo.html   (422 words)

 Arignar Anna Zoological Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arignar Anna Zoological Park, also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is located in Vandalur, 30 kilometers from the city of Chennai, India and 15 kilometers from Chennai Airport on GST Road.
Founded in 1855, the Madras Zoo (as it was earlier known) was situated in People's Park near Park Town.
In 1979, the Tamilnadu Forest Department set aside 1300 acres (5.2 km²) on the outskirts of the city to build the current zoo, which is one of the largest in South Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arignar_Anna_Zoological_Park   (277 words)

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Some zoos have certainly improved to some extent in the ten or eleven years since most of her observations were made, but I fear her main criticisms are still valid.
The zoo holds the international studbook as well as the EEP for red pandas; the captive population of this very popular zoo species has grown so well that the emphasis needs to be on managing rather than increasing it.
Rotterdam Zoo has long had a veterinary research laboratory, and is now also one of the few zoos to have a research laboratory as an integral part of its aquarium.
www.zoonews.ws /IZN/310/IZN-310.html   (21661 words)

 Fabiola Jacob's Blog : A day at the Singapore Zoo, Fabiola Jacob blogs on sulekha, Travel blogs, Fabiola Jacob blog ...
If like me, you think Zoos are cruel, confining animals in small enclosures, when they should roam free in their natural habitat, then the Singapore Zoo would surely change the way you feel.
The thickly wooded zoo is so well preserved that it is difficult to tell where each enclosure ends and the shrubbery begins.
The best way to see the zoo would be to stroll through the road, armed with the zoo map which tells you where each enclosure is. You can take the Panorail or tram if you are in an awful hurry or if you are keen on seeing the zoo in a jiffy.
fabiola-jacob.sulekha.com /blog/post/2006/06/a-day-at-the-singapore-zoo.htm   (1273 words)

 Asia and Middle East Zoos
Founded in 1979, this zoo was preceded by the old Madras Zoo (founded 1855), which was one of the first in India, and the first to hold an All-India Zoo Superintendents Conference (1955, as part of the Centenary celebrations).
In 1981, a modern zoo was established in the middle of the park, populated with animals brought from the former Tel Aviv Zoo, which had closed.
In 1995 the zoo was rededicated as the I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research, in honor of the late I. Meier Segals of Montreal, a co-founder of the Association of Canadian Friends of TAU.
www.zooarchives.50megs.com /photo4.html   (7544 words)

 The Complete Children's Channel
One of the finest open-air zoos in the country, Vandalur Zoo boasts a varied and huge selection of animals and birds.
The zoo is also equipped with a monorail, ropeway, a nocturnal animal house, bison and lion safaris.
There are small battery operated vehicles and cycles for hire to take you around the Zoo’s expansive grounds.
www.childduniya.com /childduniya/smallworld/getaways.asp?places=VandalurZoo   (92 words)

 AR-News: (India) India News, Tamil Nadu > Zoo plays cupid to lonely heart big cats
Tamil Nadu's Central Zoo Authority has decided to play cupid to all the bachelors in the Coimbatore Corporation zoo, which is more of a children's park than a proper zoo considering the number of kids who visit daily.
Four animals, favourites of the children, are being brought to the vast Vandalur zoo near Chennai where the authorities hope they will find love.
The Coimbatore zoo is spread over 4.5 acres of land and houses about 300 small and big animals of 38 species.
lists.envirolink.org /pipermail/ar-news/Week-of-Mon-20031201/012238.html   (299 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Rs. 4 cr. for upgrading facilities at Guindy park and Vandalur zoo
Last month, a team from the Central Zoo Authority of India visited the zoo and accepted the zoo authorities' proposals.
With the funds, works such as improvement of animal houses, re-modelling of walkway through aviary, relaying of damaged old underground high-tension cables, landscaping, improvement of veterinary facilities, construction and strengthening of compound wall, improvement of drinking water and distribution, construction of visitors sheds, toilets, signage boards and augmenting the existing water harvesting structure, Mr.
Two white tigers from Delhi Zoo would be added to the animal collection soon.
www.hindu.com /2006/09/19/stories/2006091916950400.htm   (398 words)

 Zoo, the desert and Restlessness at Within / Without
My cousin and I often would go to the Vandalur Zoo as one very hapless bachelor Periappa (Cousin’s uncle) got duties as babysitter.
He would herd us to the zoo and we would excitedly jump whenever a Monkey scratched its armpits.
In the Zoo, a conversation about the dearth of such expanses in India, prompted me to take the photograph when I had the chance.
www.withinandwithout.com /?p=933   (512 words)

 Even elephants need exercise : elephant, exercise, Vandalur zoo : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Vandalur (Tamil Nadu): All elephants between six months to 11 years at the Vandalur Zoological Park in Tamil Nadu have to be up early.
The zoo authorities have chalked out a fitness regime for them.
Other nutritious foodstuffs are ragi, sugarcane, jaggery, coconut etc. These supplement as nutrients (that are) generally not available," says Vandalur Zoological Park Chief Conservator P L Ananthsamy.
www.ibnlive.com /news/even-elephants-need-exercise/14805-3.html   (197 words)

 The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Vandalur Zoo gets one more hippopotamus
CHENNAI: A six-year-old hippopotamus, Soundarya, acquired from the Mysore Zoo, is the latest addition to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), Vandalur.
K.P.M. Perrumahl, Chief Conservator of Forests and Zoo Director, said Kala was not suitable for breeding purposes anymore, hence under an animal exchange programme, another female had been acquired from Mysore Zoo.
Senthil Kumar, zoo veterinarian, who brought Soundarya from Mysore, said the diet for the new hippo included hay, paddy straw, Co-1 grass, wheat bran, bread, potato, cabbage, carrot and apples.
www.hindu.com /2006/02/01/stories/2006020116000300.htm   (290 words)

 Loyola College - Chennai, India.
The smallest of projects like our 'Vandalur Zoo' project has been highly commended and has received extensive media coverage.
A few of the current projects being undertaken are the ongoing blood donation, the Vandalur Zoo project, Oxfam- India project, providing for the fees of poor students as well as occasional fundraisers to help NGO's such as life.
The nature crusaders project has been a major highlight of the club and this year as well we have been undertaking the Vandalur Zoo project where nearly 20 rotaractors clean up the Vandalur Zoo every weekend and care is taken with regards to the treatment of the animals.
loyolacollege.edu /rotaractclub.html   (1427 words)

 South American Marmoset monkey rescued from Chennai hotel .:. NewKerala.Com, India News Channel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Daulat Khan, the chief Inspector of the SPCA, who led the raid on the hotel, said officials were horrified to see animal kept in a tiny cage along with several other rare birds and ducks for the entertainment of guests.
We received a complaint from the public that a monkey of a rare species was kept in a hotel and seized it.
Zoo officials at Vandalur hope to transfer him there given the extremely social nature of these animals.
www.newkerala.com /news4.php?action=fullnews&id=1369   (472 words)

 Vandalur zoo's new inmates
Two pairs of chimpanzees and a pair of South American jaguars were among the animals that the Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur acquired recently from Singapore Zoo Authority in an exchange programme.
Zoo director K P M Perumal said in Chennai that besides chimpanzees and jaguars, the zoo had also obtained a wolf, a female American alligator in exchange for two barking and spotted deer, besides a pair of Indian rock pythons.
Proposals to acquire a pair of wild asses and white tigers were pending with the Central Zoo Authority, Tamil Nadu Chief Conservator of Forests K Sukhdev said.
www.chennaionline.com /cityfeature/Chennai/2005/11zoo.asp   (167 words)

 The Hindu : Paralysed chimpanzee dies at Vandalur Zoo
According to zoo veterinarians, the 23-year-old chimpanzee showed no signs of deterioration till Monday night.
They also suggested that it was not advisable to go in for a surgery and the animal was brought back to the zoo.
The college authorities also conducted some tests to check whether the animal had some viral infection at the TANUVAS Central Laboratory at Madhavaram.
www.hindu.com /thehindu/2003/04/02/stories/2003040208330300.htm   (430 words)

 Bison gives birth in Vandalur zoo - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This was the first birth of a bison in the zoo, they said, adding that though there were bison in the past, they did not have any progeny.
Mysore zoo authorities had sent a male, a female and a calf bison, but the calf did not survive.
While handing over the bison, the Mysore zoo authorities informed their counterparts here that the female bison had been mated.
sify.com /cities/chennai/fullstory.php?id=13572950   (215 words)

 Animals in Coimbatore zoo undergo blood tests-Cities-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
COIMBATORE: With the death of a tigress, which was recently shifted from here to Vandalur Zoo in Chennai due to suspected tuberculosis, zoo authorities here have taken blood samples of a few other animals for testing.
The samples would be tested at a laboratory here and also sent to the Central University Laboratory, Chennai, for further examination, since it would not be possible to diagnose the disease by physical appearance alone, they said.
As a preventive measure, the team had suggested de-worming and also to provide more nutrition and protein rich food to the animals, they said, adding de-worming of all the animals in the zoo was being carried out every three months.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/370429.cms   (242 words)

 White peacock gives birth at Vandaloor
Chennai: Hundreds of children and bird watchers are flocking to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park at Vandalur, 30 kilometres from Chennai, to have a glimpse of a white peacock after it gave birth to three chicks.
The zoo has has many peacocks with all white feathers.
"This is albinos variety of peacock which is available in our zoo and captive breeding is going on and recently also they have laid six eggs out of which three have been incubated," said Sewa Singh, Deputy Director of the Arignar Anna Zoo.
www.indiatraveltimes.com /travelnews/tn2006/tnsept06/sept06_09.html   (433 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News
The other members of the experts team are Pushpa Kumar, zoo expert, Hyderabad, S.K. Patnaik, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), Orissa, Dr Ram Kumar, Member Secretary of the Veterinary Council of India, Dr Chakravorthy, Bannerghatta National Park, Karnataka and Dr Manoharan, Veterinary Officer, Vandalur Zoo, Chennai.
Meanwhile, the Calcutta Zoo Authority had rushed “anticyde”, a substitute of the berelin injection, to be administered to the affected tigers as a preventive measure to check further casualty inside the zoo.
The Nandankanan Zoo Director Dr B.C. Prusty said at least three tiger enclosures and the white tiger safari and feeding chamber were affected by the disease and all precaution has been taken to check the recurrence of the killer disease.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20000707/main3.htm   (410 words)

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