12 Most Famous Zoos in India -Captive Wildlife

India being a vast country with plenty of wild animlas including mammals,reptiles and several species of fauna and home to a large number of Zoos, spread all over the country. The most famous and largest zoos in India are Delhi Zoo,Lucknow Zoo and Delhi zoo or Zoological Park, follow the link to know top 10 Zoological Park or zoological gardens in India.

Mysore Zoo


The Mysore Zoo is one of the oldest and most popular Zoos in India and home to a wide range of species including Swan,American White Pelican,Giraffes,Zebras and Hamadryas baboon. Mysore Zoo is currently home to ten elephants, and has more elephants than any other zoo in India. Image Source:Gaya3travels

Jaipur Zoo


The Jaipur Zoo is located near to the Albert Hall Museum and divided into two parts one for mammals and other for birds and reptiles. Jaipur Zoo has rare wild animals like Black panther,Large Indian civet,Flamingo and Guineafow. Image Source: hubpages

Patna Zoo


The Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park or Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik Udyan is Patna’s most frequented picnic spot and home to over 800 animals of about 110 species, including tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, hippopotamus, crocodile and Elephants.

Kanpur Zoo


The Kanpur Zoo is the largest open green space in kanpur and best habitat for fauna, it is one of the few zoos in India which were created in a natural forest and home to Cheetah,Chimpanzees and orangutans.

Lucknow Zoo


The Lucknow Zoo or Lucknow Zoological Gardens is located in the heart of the capital city and one of the largest zoo in country. Attractions of Lucknow Zoo includes Toy Train,Vintage train and plenty of wild animal species. Image Source: Lucknowcity

Alipore zoo

The Alipore Zoological Gardens is a big tourist attraction in Kolkata and India’s oldest formally stated zoological park. Alipore zoo has around 1,266 individuals and about 108 species including Red Kangaroo, Nilgai,Giant Squirrel and Dromedary camel.

Thrissur Zoo

Thrissur Zoo one of the oldest zoos in the country, and is home to the wide variety of animals, reptiles, and birds includes cobras, kraits, vipers, rat snakes. The zoo compound also includes a natural history museum.

ChattBir Zoo


The ChattBir Zoo or Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park houses hundreds of different mammals, birds and reptiles. Lion safari is one of the major attractions of Chatbir Zoo near Chandigarh .

Maharajbagh Zoo


Maharajbagh zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur, Maharajbagh zoo is one of the smaller zoos in India.The famous attractions in the zoo – a pair of leopards, is home to leopards, lion, tiger, peacock and other animals.

Vandalur Zoo

The Vandalur Zoo also known as Arignar Anna Zoological Park is houses to 2,553 species of flora and fauna across 1,265 acres and is the largest zoological garden in India. Vandalur zoo is located within the Vandalur Reserve Forest area.

Guwahati Zoo


The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is also known as Guwahati Zoo is the largest in the North East India region and home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.

Thiruvananthapuram Zoo


The Thiruvananthapuram Zoo includes woodland, lakes, and lawns and it is one of the oldest of its kind in India. Here royal tigers, panthers, deer, boar, and other wild animals were kept,it is home to 82 species from around the world.

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