EDUCATION, INTERPRETATION AND TRAINING
One of the main objectives of this Zoological Park is Wildlife education for the purpose of creating awareness in the minds of visiting public for better understanding and appreciation of Wildlife and its role in Eco-system. Keeping this in mind the Education wing has one Range Officer and three Biologists, who educate the public through the display of animals and plant models, stuffed specimens, interpretative boards and charts. For this purpose there is an information centre near the entrance.
A novel training programme named “junior zoo keepers / be with animals a day” for school children has been conducted in the month of October, 2010. Six groups numbering 25 children with the teacher participated in each programme from Aqua Nature Club, Velachery, Shalom Mat.Hr.Sec.School, Vandalur; Sankara Vidyalaya Mat. School, Oorapakkam; Adi Dravidar Welfare Govt.Hr.Secondary School. Kilampakkam and Govt.Hr.Sec.School, Otteri.
SPARKS training programme for Zoo Vets and Biologists of South Indian Zoos has been conducted at AAZP, Vandalur in collaboration with Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi and B.S.Abdul Rahman University from 22nd November to 26th November 2010.
“Basic biology of Zoo animals and its captive care” programme has been organized for 350 field staff of AAZP, Vandalur, Childrens Park, Guindy; Vedanthangal Birds Sanctuary and Pulicat Lake.
The field Veterinarians of 110 Nos. who are working near by wildlife Reserves have been invited and imparted training at AAZP to handle man animal conflict and their role in the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife.