10 Most Popular Zoological Parks in India

The Zoological Parks are basically zoos with Captive Wildlife, it also has the facilities include zoos, safari parks and and reptile centers such as Allen Forest Zoo,Mysore Zoo,Lucknow Zoo and Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan. Zoological Park or Indian zoos are home to  home to about 1660 individual animals representing 166 species, including 67 species of mammals, 81 species of birds, and 18 species of reptiles.

National Zoological Park -Delhi, New Delhi


The National Zoological Park or Delhi Zoo is home to about 1350 animals representing almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. Delhi zoo animals includes chimpanzee, hippopotamus, spider monkey and Zebras. Image Source : incredible-india.sanjeevnitv

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park -Pune, Maharashtra


The Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park or Rajiv Gandhi Zoo is also known as Katraj snake park is one of the most famous snake park in India, located in Katraj near the city of Pune. Katraj Zoo has good collection of reptiles, mammals, and some birds but has a large collection of snakes and reptiles including Indian rock python, cobra, snakes, vipers, and Indian crocodiles.

Nandankanan Zoological Park – Bhubaneswar, Odisha


The Nandankanan Zoological Park is a the most famous zoo in India and a botanical garden, located in temple city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Nandankanan zoo is most popular for its wild animal safari and received more than 2 million visitors every year. The zoo is famous internationally for successfully breeding of black panthers, gharials, and white tigers in captivity.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park -Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh


The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is situated in Visakhapatnam city of India and surrounded by scenic Eastern Ghats on three sides and Bay of Bengal on the other side. Visakhapatnam Zoo Park has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, reptiles and birds caged in their natural habitat.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park -Darjeeling, West Bengal


The Darjeeling zoo or Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park is the largest high altitude zoo in India and has successful captive breeding programs for the Snow leopard,critically endangered Himalayan wolf and the Red panda.

Amirthi Zoological Park -Vellore, Tamil Nadu


The Amirthi Zoological Park or Vellore zoo is half jungle with beautiful water falls and tourist spot, other half is developed as a wildlife sanctuary with Animals such as spotted deer, mongoose, hedgehog, foxes, reason monkeys,pythons and eagles.

Nehru Zoological Park -Hyderabad, Telangana

The Nehru Zoological Park or Hyderabad Zoo is one of the most visited destinations in Hyderabad and home to 100 species of birds, animals and reptiles including the Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, panther and gaur.

Sakkarbaug Zoological Park -Junagadh, Gujarat


The Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden or Sakkarbaug Zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian endangered species captive breeding program. Asiatic lions are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest.

Sri venkateswara zoological Park -Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh

The Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park or Tirupati zoo is house for peafowl, Mrugavani,Vrukavihar along with parakeets, mainas, ducks, geese and a variety of other birds like flamingoes, swans, pelicans, raptors etc.

Jawaharlal Nehru Zoological Park -Bokaro, Jharkhand

The Jawaharlal Nehru Biological and zoological Park is the largest zoological garden of the state of Jharkhand. Bokaro Steel City zoo has different varieties of animals and birds which have been brought from different parts of world.

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