Captive Breeding Parks of Indian Wild Animals

Many species have been saved from extinction by captive breeding in Zoological Parks of India. Captive breeding program in India is taken care by Central Zoo Authority of India for endangered species as per the National Zoo Policy. Here is the list of Captive Breeding Parks in India for Snake,Crocodile,Gharial and Vulture.

Snake -Katraj Snake Park, Pune


Katraj Snake Park of Pune is one of the only park in the country with maximum species of snakes. This famous conservation park boasting a vast collection of snakes, reptiles, birds and turtles, The park also incorporates a rescue centre for injured and orphaned animals.

Crocodile -Madras Crocodile Bank, Chennai

Indian Mugger Crocodile

Madras Crocodile Bank Trust is the first crocodile breeding centre in Asia, established for saving three Indian endangered species of crocodile in the city of Chennai. It is the largest breeding center of crocodiles in India and the park is also home to largest reptiles that includes green anacondas, Komodo dragons, river terrapin and olive ridley sea turtles.

Lion -Devaliya Safari Park, Gujarat


Devaliya Lion Safari Park is situated very close to Gir National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary of Gujarat, It is breeding park of Indian lions. It is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places of India,organized by the Gir National Park.

Gharial -National Chambal Sanctuary, Chambal


National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the riverine sanctuary in India and solo home of the critically endangered gharial. Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Chambal river and also home to Red-crowned roof turtle and the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

Vulture -Ramanagara Vulture Sanctuary, Karnataka


Ramanagar is popular place and is the country’s first vulture sanctuary in Karnataka,located on the Bengaluru-Mysuru highway at an average elevation of 747 metres. Ramdevarabetta hill is home of many critical vulture species like long-billed vulture, Egyptian vulture and Indian vultures.

Dolphin -Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary, Bhagalpur


Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary is the only protected area for the endangered Gangetic dolphins in Asia, located in Bhagalpur District of Bihar. The Gangetic dolphins are the National Aquatic Animal of India and sanctuary is a 50 km stretch of the Ganges river near Sultanganj.

Macaque- Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai


Arignar Anna Zoological Park or Vandalur Zoo is the park is the largest zoological garden in India and a Captive breeding ground for lion-tailed macaques. The park is the first public zoo in India and house endangered species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

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