Vandalur Zoo

'Decent start': 1,233 visitors turn up as Chennai's Vandalur Zoo reopens after five months

Zoo director V Karunapriya, who was monitoring all the safety measures, told The New Indian Express that the zoo can accommodate 7,000 visitors at a given time while ensuring social distancing

published on : 25th August 2021

Vandalur zoo to open to public, but no lion safari

Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP), popularly known as Vandalur Zoo, will be reopening later this week as the State government relaxed lockdown curbs.

published on : 24th August 2021

All Covid-infected lions in Vandalur Zoo test negative 

The Vandalur zoo had sent nasal and rectal swab samples of three Covid-positive lions for retesting on July 9 to National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.

published on : 24th July 2021

White tiger dies in Vandalur Zoo due to prolonged illness

Bheeshma, a 16-year-old white tiger, died of prolonged illness in Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo), on Tuesday.

published on : 14th July 2021

16-year-old white tiger dies at Chennai's Vandalur Zoo after prolonged illness

The tiger tested negative for both Covid-19 and Canine Distemper Virus (CDV), which caused havoc in the zoological park recently

published on : 13th July 2021

Vandalur Zoo to test all lions for Canine Distemper Virus, gets 50 imported vaccine doses

So far, two lions have tested positive for CDV -- 9-year-old lioness Neela and 19-year-old Raghav

published on : 19th June 2021

TN constitutes task force to beef-up Covid surveillance in wild and captive animals

All the tiger reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests will be kept under surveillance and random testing will be carried out. 

published on : 18th June 2021

Chennai's Vandalur Zoo loses another young Asiatic lion to COVID-19

A male lion named Pathbanathan, 12, housed in the Lion Safari area of the Arignar Anna Zoological Park died at 10:15 am

published on : 16th June 2021

Covid samples of Vandalur zoo lions found contaminated?

Sources told Express that all samples were leaking, and despite best efforts by CCMB scientists, they could not be used.

published on : 13th June 2021

'Rockstar' chimpanzee Gowri delivers baby at Chennai's Vandalur Zoo

The mother and baby are healthy and under continuous monitoring of the veterinary team. The Vandalur Zoo had received a pair of chimpanzees from the Singapore Zoo on October 1, 2005.

published on : 11th June 2021

Canine distemper virus outbreak in Vandalur zoo? One lion, deceased lioness Neela tests positive

CDV can be lethal with a fatality rate of 50 per cent in adult and 80 per cent in young animals.

published on : 10th June 2021

2 Covid-infected lions responding slowly to treatment: Vandalur Zoo 

A team of doctors from the Tamil Nadu Veterinary University and in house Veterinarians are continuously monitoring and treating the animals as per the protocol. 

published on : 5th June 2021

COVID-19: Asiatic lioness succumbs, two critical as Chennai's Vandalur  Zoo reports India's first confirmed animal death

All the lions which have tested positive are under close observation and on a prescribed treatment regimen by the in-house veterinary team in close co-ordination with the expert team from TANUVAS

published on : 4th June 2021

Vandalur zoo on high alert amid Covid spike among big cats

Following reports of eight Asiatic lions in a Hyderabad zoo testing positive for Covid-19, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur is on high alert.

published on : 6th May 2021

Vandalur zoo on alert, running tests on big cats after lions in Hyderabad contract COVID

As a precautionary measure, faeces samples are being collected and will be sent to the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) to conduct COVID tests, said Zoo director Debasis Jana

published on : 5th May 2021
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