Important Zoological Parks of India

Zoological Parks of India

A zoological park (also known as a zoological garden, animal park, or menagerie) is a place where various living animals are kept in enclosures to entertain and educate people about species conservation.

Zoos in India are managed and recognised by the Central Zoo Authority of India which was constituted in 1992 under section 38A of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

The Arignar Anna Zoological Park is India's largest zoo. This zoo is approximately 1300 acres (6.03 km²) in size and contains 171 species of flora and fauna, including rare species. The 2nd biggest in India is Nandankanan Zoological Park and the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park of  Visakhapatnam is the third biggest zoological park in India.

The Marble Palace Zoo in West Bengal, founded in 1854 by Raja Rajendra Mullick, is India's oldest and first zoo, primarily serving as an aviary for peacocks, toucans, storks, and cranes.

List of Zoological Parks in India

If you want to learn more about the list of zoos in India, you can use the searchable table provided below. The table below also shows the zoo's location, the state in which it is located, and the year it was founded.

Alipore Zoological GardensKolkataWest Bengal1875
Amirthi Zoological ParkVelloreTamil Nadu1967
Arignar Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur Zoo)ChennaiTamil Nadu1885
Aizawl ZooAizawlMizoram2006
Allen Forest Zoo / Kanpur Zoological Park / 
Kanpur Zoo
KanpurUttar Pradesh1974
Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical GardenGuwahatiAssam1958
Bhiwani ZooBhiwaniHaryana1982*
Bhagwan Birsa Biological Park / Ranchi ZooRanchiJharkhand1994
Black Buck Breeding Centre Pipli Mini ZooKurukshetraHaryana1982
Chatt Bir ZooZirakpurPunjab1977
Chennai Snake Park TrustChennaiTamil Nadu1972
Chinkara Breeding Centre Kairu ( Bhiwaninear Bahal)BhiwaniHaryana1985
Crocodile Breeding Centre (Bhaur Saidan (Kurukshetra)KurukshetraHaryana1987
Gopalpur Zoo (Dhauladhar Nature Park)GopalpurHimachal Pradesh1992
Gulab Bagh and ZooUdaipurRajasthan1887
Hisar Deer ParkHisarHaryana1971
Indore ZooIndoreMadhya Pradesh1974
Jaipur ZooJaipurRajasthan1877
Indira Gandhi Zoological ParkVisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh1977
Jawaharlal Nehru Biological ParkBokaro Steel CityJharkhand1989
National Zoological ParkNew DelhiDelhi1959
Nehru Zoological ParkHyderabadTelangana1963
Nandankanan Zoological ParkBhubaneswarOdisha1960
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological ParkDarjeelingWest Bengal1957
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological ParkPuneMaharashtra1999
Jhargram Zoo (Junglemahal Zoological Park)JhargramWest Bengal1980
Jijamata Udyaan / Byculla Zoo
(formerly Victoria Gardens)
Kankaria Zoo / Kamla Nehru ZooAhmedabadGujarat1951
Kanpur ZooKanpurUttar Pradesh1974
Kurukshetra ZooKarnalHaryana1982
Lucknow ZooLucknowUttar Pradesh1921
Madras Crocodile Bank TrustChennaiTamil Nadu1976
Maitri BaghBhilainagarChhattisgarh1972
Marble Palace ZooKolkataWest Bengal1854
Mysore Zoo /Sri Chamarajendra Zoological GardenMysoreKarnataka1892
Parassinikkadavu Snake ParkKannurKerala1982
Peacock & Chinkara Breading Centre JhabuaRewariHaryana2011
Pheasant Breeding Centre BerwalaPanchkula districtHaryana
Pheasant Breeding Centre MorniPanchkulaHaryana
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude ZooNainitalUttarakhand1995
Rohtak ZooRohtakHaryana1987
Sanjay Gandhi Jaivik UdyanPatnaBihar1973
Sarthana ZooSuratGujarat1984
Sayaji Baug Zoo (Kamati Baug)VadodaraGujarat1879
Sepahijala Wildlife SanctuaryTripuraTripura1972
Sakkarbaug Zoological GardenJunagadhGujarat1863
Sajjangarh Biological ParkUdaipurRajasthan 2015
Sri Venkateswara Zoological ParkTirupatiAndhra Pradesh1987
Tata Steel Zoological Park (Jubilee Park)JamshedpurJharkhand1958
Thiruvananthapuram ZooTrivandrumKerala1857
Thrissur ZooThrissurKerala1885
Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre / 
Jatayu Conservation Breeding Centre
*it was closed down by Govt due to poor condition and it was renovated in 2006.

We discussed the Important Zoological Parks of India in this post today, and Kerala PSC frequently asks questions about this topic, either as GK oneliners or as Match the list type questions. We hope that Kerala PSC candidates will find this useful in their exam preparations.

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