VOC park and zoo

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V O Chidambaranar park and zoo
VOC park
LocationCoimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Coordinates11°00′21″N 76°58′15″E / 11.005718°N 76.970914°E / 11.005718; 76.970914Coordinates: 11°00′21″N 76°58′15″E / 11.005718°N 76.970914°E / 11.005718; 76.970914
Land area4.5 acres (1.8 ha)
No. of animals543[1][2]

V O Chidambaranar park and zoo (abbreviated VOC park) is a zoological garden and amusement park located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. As of 2013, the park houses around 890 animals including 335 birds, 106 mammals and 54 reptiles.[3] The park is named after freedom fighter V O Chidambaram Pillai and is managed by Coimbatore city Corporation.

Park and grounds[edit]

Pelicans at the zoo

There is a park, children's play area and ground associated with the zoo. The park also has a toy train, jurassic park and aquarium. This Park also have a memory of 2017 jallikattu protest conducted by Youngsters in Coimbatore about more than lakhs of youngsters participated with their families this is one of huge protest conducted in Tamil Nadu state after independence. The same has been done in Chennai Marina Beach by youngsters over 7 lakhs people participated in 2017 pro-Jallikattu protests [4] The grounds are used for conducting fairs and events including the annual Independence day and Republic day celebrations.[5] The park has over 200 species of trees including Sandalwood.[6]


The park has 29 species of mammals, birds, and reptiles.[1]

Animals at the park as of 31 March 2017 include:[1]

Group Number of species Number of animals
Mammals 07 96
Birds 16 381
Reptiles 06 66
Total 29 543



  1. ^ a b c "Zoo Species info from CZA, Category(Medium Zoo), Page(207)" (PDF). 2017-03-31. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ "New arrivals at VOC Park Zoo". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ Madhavan, Karthik (2014-07-30). "Zoo animal adoption programme in Coimbatore draws a blank". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  4. ^ "Plans on to revamp VOC Park". The Hindu. 2014-10-26. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  5. ^ "Republic Day celebrated with pomp, gaiety". The Hindu. 2015-01-27. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-16.
  6. ^ "Two sandalwood trees felled in VOC Park". The Hindu. 2014-08-21. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2016-04-16.