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Chennai Snake Park

The Snake Park is situated next to the Guindy National Park and is a popular spot with most visitors to the city. Established in 1972, the Madras Snake Park Trust (MSPT) has been home to a wide range of snakes, from the deadly King Cobra to adders, pythons, vipers and other reptiles.



The Snake Park in Chennai gained statutory recognition as a medium zoo from the Central Zoo Authority in 1995. The Madras Snake Park is slated to become a nodal point for captive breeding of endangered pythons in the country, especially the Indian rock python (Python Molorus) and reticulated python (Python Reticulatus).


While at the Snake Park in Chennai, take note of the information furnished about different types of snakes and the common misconceptions surrounding them. A museum of preserved specimens of reptiles and amphibian's is an added attraction. In its endeavor to spread information about snakes, the Snake Park also published periodicals.


Adjacent to the Snake Park in Guindy, you will find the Children's Park - an enjoyable collection of birds and animals. This area also houses a play park for the kids. The elephant and pony rides are popular with the children visiting this park. Do not miss the antics of the monkey. Admire the antelopes and spotted deer that amble along, be it the white buck, black buck and the small India Civet Cat. You may be able to spot a Grey Partridge, King Fisher or the Blue Jay.


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