Adapting to the rapidly advancing technology, the Arignar Anna Zoological Park (AAZP) at suburban Vandalur, popularly called as Vandalur Zoo, on Tuesday launched a Mobile App for android phone users. Christened 'Vandalur Zoo', the new App offers an interactive interface with many features like visual tour, online booking facility, information about the animals and 4D visualisation of animals.
The Arignar Anna Zoological Park was one of the modern and scientifically managed zoos in India.
Spread over an area of 602 hectares (1,490 acres), the Zoo also facilitates excellent public service, recreation and provides eco-awareness to public through zoo school. It also provides live experience in knowing the habitual expressions of almost 2,300 animals, including many endangered and exotic species.
The Zoo was one of the proud assets of Tamil Nadu which attracts more than 20 lakh visitors every year from across the country and the world.
A release from AAZP said Vandalur Zoo App comes with multiple features. The first one was online ticket booking for zoo visit. Secondly, the app has a zoo map, an interactive feature which would act as a virtual tour guide, while inside the zoo. ''Users can easily navigate inside the zoo with the help of this feature. It helps them with directions and also shows the distance to walk to reach a particular animal enclosure'', it said.
The App also has an animal info section where in animals were listed out as mammals, reptiles and birds amd the users could get information about various animals and voice-based explanations. The another feature was 4D, where users could have a four dimensional view of the animals. It offers audio in Tamil and English.
Many animals would be added to this section in a phased manner. This feature will help children learn more about each and every species in the zoo, it said.
It said that events and games would be made available in next release of the mobile application.
''Under events section, users can get to know about all the events happening at the zoo. This application is built in such a way to help the visitor to easily cruise through the zoo and to know more about the animals'', the release said. Presently the App was available only for android phones in Google Play store and it would soon be made available for Apple phones also. UNI GV CS1650
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