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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

cspt1972@gmail.com

© 2019 CSP | By CBTC

The Trust

The Chennai Snake Park Trust is a not-for-profit NGO constituted in 1972, by a group of like-minded naturalists including herpetologist Romulus Whitaker, his mother Doris Norden Chattopadhyaya, M. Krishnan and Harry Miller, Dr. M.V. Rajendran, and A.N. Jagannatha Rao, S. Meenakshisundaram. Subsequently, B. Vijayaraghavan an I.A.S officer and a naturalist, Drs. V. Krishnamurthy and A.V. Gopalakrishnan, veterinarians and Dr. R.J. Ranjith Daniels, a leading wildlife biologist contributed a lot to its honing. Currently, the Trust is managed by a group of twelve Trustees. Seven of the trustees are elected and five are ex officio.

Names of Trustees

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Dr. S. Paulraj, I.F.S (Retd.)

Trustee (from 26.09.2009)


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Shri S. Subbarayalu, IFS (Rtd.)

Trustee (from 26.09.1998)


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Prof. M.Arumugam

(from 04.04.2018)


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Dr.M.G. Jayathangaraj

(from 24.03.2012)


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Dr.V. Kalaiarasan

(from 27.02.2017)


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Dr.K.Senthilkumar

(from 27.06.2015)


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Dr. T. Sundaramoorthy

(from 12.08.1995)


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Shri. V. Prabhakaran, I.F.S (Retd.)

Trustee (from 27.02.2017)


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Dr. K.A. Subramanian

Officer in charge, Zoological Survey of India, Chennai


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Shri. P. Pushparaj

Tamil Nadu Govt., Tourism Dept.


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Tmt. T. Uma IFS

Dy. Director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau, Southern Centre


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Tmt. C.H. Padma IFS

Wildlife Warden, Chennai


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Prof. S. Janarthanan

Head, Zoology Dept., Univ. of Madras


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 two species of exotic reptiles (green iguana, slider turtle) making a total of 34 species.

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