Guindy Children Park

Nature Education Centre

Situated in the heart of Chennai, the park occupies 22 acres of land and was inaugurated on 14 August 1959 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India. It serves as a Nature Education Centre to make people aware of the significance of biodiversity and engage them in conservation. Moreover, the park's biodiversity provides a peaceful ambience and hygienic environment for city dwellers for daybreak.

There are 50 animal species housed in the park, including 10 species of mammals, 30 species of birds, and 10 species of reptiles. These are well exhibited in naturalistic enclosures so that visitors can experience their behaviour, habits, and habitats in the wild.

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  • Interpretation Center

    The centre acts as a self-explanatory knowledge-building section and caters wildlife information to people from all walks of life.

  • Medical Plantation Zone

    A garden with 25 species of plants was set up so that visitors would be familiar with the importance of locally available herbal plants.

  • Terrarium

    A terrarium with six sections with suitable environmental enrichment and scientifically fabricated oxygenated was installed recently.

Home for mammals, birds and reptiles

Mammals include Jackal, Palm Civet, Porcupine, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Black Buck and Spotted Deer. Birds like Grey Pelican, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Grey Heron, Spoonbill, Night Heron, Bengal Vulture, Pigeon, Great Horned Owl and Barn Owl. Reptiles such as venomous snakes, crocodiles and tortoises are also under display.

Our Biome

  • Animals

  • Birds

  • Reptiles

  • Fishes

  • Trees

Our Animals