India is a vast country rich in flora and fauna and also a home to a large number of zoos. Zoo offer a naturalistic environment for animals, where they can live freely.
Some of the zoos in India are known worldwide for the preservation of endangered species of animals. Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden of Junagadh is a famous zoo known worldwide for the preservation of endangered Asiatic Lion.
There are more than 50 zoos in India, which not only offer an environment for animals to live but are also great tourist attractions. This post describes about the top 10 best zoos in India:
10. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, Guwahati
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Spread in an area of more than 430 acres, Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati is one of the most popular zoos in the country. The zoo accommodates exotic species of animals that include Chimpanzees, One Horned Rhinoceros, Zebras, Giraffes, Spotted Dears, etc.
9. Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden, Junagadh
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Established in the year 1863, Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden in Junagadh is among the oldest zoos in India. The zoo is a home to Asiatic Lions and known for its clean environment and maintenance.
8. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam
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Surrounded by Eastern Ghats, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park of Visakhapatnam is spread in an area of more than 600 acres and occupied eighth place in the list of top 10 best zoos in India. The zoo has more than 75 species of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Jackal, Sambhar Deer, Tiger and Striped Hyena are some of the animals in the zoo.
7. Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata
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Alipore Zoological Gardens of Kolkata is spread in an area of more than 45 acres and houses more than 1200 animals of over 100 species. It is a popular tourist destination in the city and visited by more than 30 Lakh people every year.
Royal Bengal Tiger, Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Leopard, Emu, Sambhar Deer and Lion are some of the attractions of the zoo.
6. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai
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Arignar Anna Zoological Park is a popular tourist attraction in Chennai and placed at sixth place in the list of top 10 best zoos in India. Visited by more than 18 Lakh people every year, Arignar Anna Zoological Park is spread in an area of more than 1,300 acres and houses more than 1,600 animals of over 160 species.
5. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad
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Spread in an area of 380 acres, Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad is a boon for people, who want to see birds and different species of animals. The zoo has more than 140 species of animals and over 1,300 animals.
Asiatic Lion, Crocodile, Swamp Deer, Sloth Bear, Royal Bengal Tiger, Hippopotamus and Bear are some of the animals present in the zoo. Toy Train, Bicycle, Food Court and Battery Operated Vehicle are some of the facilities offered by the zoo.
4. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar
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Nandankanan Zoological Park is among the most visited zoos in the country and visited by more than 25 Lakh people every year. Nandankanan Zoological Park is a home to more than 120 species of mammals, reptiles and birds.
White Tigers, Asiatic Lions, Nilgiri Langurs, Mouse Deers, Crocodiles, Lizards and Pangolins are the attractions of the zoo. The zoo has started the Adopt-an-Animal programme in which a person can adopt an animal by paying a certain amount of money.
3. Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, Thiruvananthapuram
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Thiruvananthapuram Zoo is a home to more than 80 species of animal and spread in an area of 55 acres. It has animals of indigenous species that include Leopard, Lion- tailed macaque, Royal Bengal Tiger, Asian Elephants, etc.
Ostrich, King Vulture, White Spoonbill, Rock Dove, Emu, White Ibis and Silver Pheasant are some of the birds in the zoo. The zoo also has a snake farm, which has many non-poisonous and poisonous snakes.
2. National Zoological Park, Delhi
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National Zoological Park in Delhi is visited by more than 20 Lakh people every year and stand at second place in the list of top 10 best zoos in India. National Zoological Park has more than 1,300 animals of about 130 species of animals and birds across the world.
Black Buck, Leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp Deer, Gaur, Sloth Bear and Jackal are some of the animals in the zoo. The zoo also has a large number of birds and some of the birds are Hornbill Grey, Eagle Stappe, Kite, Myna Hill, Heron Grey, Peafowl and Munia Green.
1. Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Mysuru
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Located in Mysuru, Karnataka, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo) is home to a large number of species of animal. Spread in an area of 157 acres, Mysuru Zoo has a large number of elephants and more than 1,300 animals.
Mysuru Zoo was established in the year 1892 and presently it is one of the most visited places in the city. It has more than 160 species of animals and more than 30 Lakh people visit zoo annually.
The zoo also has tigers, lions, deers, rhinos, hippos, zebras, etc. The zoo also offers animal adoption, in which a person can adopt an animal by paying a certain amount of money.