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The focal point of the Chennai Snake Park Trust’s activities is the Chennai Snake Park established in 1972. It is located at Guindy.

Chennai Snake Park, Rajbhavan Post, Chennai 600 022.
+91-44-2235 3623

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The Chennai Snake Park

The focal point of the Chennai Snake Park Trust’s activities is the Chennai Snake Park, established in 1972. It was formerly known as the Madras Snake Park, till 1996. It is located at Guindy, Chennai, on the Sardar Patel Road. The Snake Park occupies an area of one acre of land given on long-term lease by the Govt. of Tamil Nadu. As of now, the Snake Park has on display, 20 species of Indian snakes, all three species of Indian crocodilians, two species of exotic crocodiles, three species of Indian turtles/tortoises, four species of Indian lizards and four species of exotic reptiles (green iguana, slider turtle, spitting cobras) totalling to over 35 species.

  • The snakes are all housed in glass-fronted reptile-friendly and visitor-friendly enclosures.
  • The crocodiles and the larger lizards are in open-air enclosures protected by parapet walls and wire-mesh.
  • Life-size models of king cobra and its nest, combat dance in rat snakes and monitor lizards, four species of true cobras of India, python swallowing deer, python hatching eggs, chameleon sticking out its 1 ft. long tongue to catch insect, flying snake, flying lizard and green pitviper are important attractions here. A good collection of old, preserved specimens are also present. Together these items make up our museum.
  • All the enclosures have extensive signages giving essential information in reader-friendly formats in English and Tamil.
  • There is an Interpretation Centre constructed in 2010 with a lavish display of essential information in English and Tamil on snakes, in eye-capturing formats in static and moving modes electronically aided.
  • The Centre also has a small auditorium for conducting classes for visiting students with the aid of a slide projector and screen.
  • The library in the Park has a good stock of books and journals on wildlife and related subjects.
  • The Chennai Snake Park

    As of now, the Snake Park has on display, 20 species of Indian snakes, all three species of Indian crocodilians, two species of exotic crocodiles, three species of Indian turtles/tortoises, four species of Indian lizards and four species of exotic reptiles (green iguana, slider turtle, spitting cobras) totalling to over 35 species.

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