Enter the an­i­mal planet from your phone

Van­dalur zoo launches mo­bile app

The Hindu - - CHENNAI - Spe­cial Cor­re­spon­dent

The man­age­ment of the Arig­nar Anna Zo­o­log­i­cal Park in Van­dalur has launched a mo­bile app on the An­droid plat­form to help lakhs of vis­i­tors com­ing to the zoo.

Named ‘Van­dalur Zoo,’ the app has mul­ti­ple fea­tures such as on­line ticket book­ing for zoo visit and an in­ter­ac­tive map that will act as a vir­tual tour guide in­side the zoo. It helps vis­i­tors with di­rec­tions and gives them an idea of the dis­tance they have to walk to reach a par­tic­u­lar an­i­mal en­clo­sure.

A sec­tion is de­voted to in­for­ma­tion on an­i­mals under the cat­e­gories of mam­mals, rep­tiles and birds. A voice-based ex­pla­na­tion is also avail­able.

In 4D, the users can have a four di­men­sional view of the an­i­mals. It comes with au­dio and the in­for­ma­tion is in Tamil as well as English. The app will be a treat for chil­dren as about a dozen an­i­mals, in­clud­ing the tiger and white tiger, pop up on the mo­bile screen. Soon, more an­i­mals will be added.

Com­ing soon, games

In the next re­lease, the zoo man­age­ment plans to add a few in­ter­est­ing games and an events sec­tion for the pub­lic to par­tic­i­pate in the zoo ex­ten­sion ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­mote aware­ness about an­i­mal con­ser­va­tion.

Presently, it is avail­able only for An­droid phones (search ‘Van­dalur zoo’ in Google Play Store). Shortly, it will be made avail­able for iPhones also.


The logo of the Van­dalur zoo app.

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