During the past one week of Pongal Holidays more than 1,20,000 visitors have visited Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Vandalur. On the day of Kaanum Pongal alone, 43431 people visited the zoo. Arignar Anna Zoological Park is one of the famous destinations of people to celebrate the Pongal holidays. Considering the large number of visitors' footfall, the Zoo Management had taken several measures in advance with District Administration, District Police and other Departments.
Children under 5 years were provided with hand tags for their safety reasons. This was well received by the visitors. Electronic machines were used for entry tickets, which helped to avoid long queues at the Zoo entrance. Visitors were happy about this. Children’s Park which was inaugurated by the Chief Minister during July 2018 was a great attraction to the Children. Following the Government’s Ban on single use plastics, the visitors were provided with paper bags as an alternative to the plastic bags they brought to the zoo.
About 150 Uniform Forest Staff were deputed on protection duty along with 200 NSS and NCC college students. District Police had helped to control the traffic and ensured safety to the visitors inside the zoo premises. Purified Drinking Water and additional Toilets facilities were arranged with the help of District Administration had benefited the visitors.