Zoological Parks in India

Arignar Anna Zoological Park

Arignar Anna Zoological Park also known as the Vandalur Zoo, is a zoological garden located in Vandalur, a suburb in the southwestern part of Chennai. It is Indias largest zoo in terms of area covering 1,300 acres. Its previous location was set up in 1855 and was the first public zoo in India.

Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden

The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 175 hectare. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.

Ramnabagan Mini Zoo

Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary is in Burdwan, West Bengal, India. The animals found include spotted deer and common langur. Blackbuck have been introduced recently. Ramnabagan Mini Zoo in the Ramnabagan Wildlife Sanctuary spread over an area of 14.31 hectares is in Mouza Baburbag in Burdwan.

Calcutta Snake Park

Calcutta Snake Park was founded by Mr. Dipak Mitra. Being a young wildlife enthusiast with a special affinity towards reptiles he was maintaining 4-5 boxes of snakes in his garden of his ancestral home in Badu.

Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo is a 157-acre zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species. Mysore Zoo is one of the citys most popular attractions. Mysore Zoo was created in 1892 on 10 acres of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar, and was originally called the Palace Zoo.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. The zoological park is named after the former Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. It is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats on three sides and Bay of Bengal on the fourth side. Nearly eighty species of animals numbering to about eight hundred are present in the zoo.

Horsley Hill Zoo

Horsley Hill Zoo is situated near Forest Bungalow at a distance of less than 1 km from Horsley Hills Bus Station. Visiting zoo is one of the popular things to do in Horsley Hills, particularly with kids.

Alipore Zoological Gardens

The Zoological Garden, Alipore is Indias oldest formally stated zoological park and a big tourist attraction in Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been open as a zoo since 1876, and covers 18.81 ha. It is probably best known as the home of the now expired Aldabra giant tortoise Adwaita, who was reputed to have been over 250 years old when he died in 2006. It is also home to one of the few captive breeding projects involving the Manipur brow-antlered deer.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park also called the Darjeeling Zoo is a zoo in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. The zoo was opened in 1958, and is the largest high altitude zoo in India. It specializes in breeding animals adapted to alpine conditions, and has successful captive breeding programs for the snow leopard, the critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the red panda.

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was established on 29 September 1987 and covers an area of 22 square kilometers. It is the Second largest zoo park in Asia.





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