ChattBir Zoo

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Chattbir Zoo
Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park
Chhatbir Zoo, Chandigarh.jpeg
Date opened 1977[1]
Location Chhat Village, Zirakpur, Punjab, India
Coordinates 30°36′13″N 76°47′34″E / 30.6036°N 76.7928°E / 30.6036; 76.7928Coordinates: 30°36′13″N 76°47′34″E / 30.6036°N 76.7928°E / 30.6036; 76.7928
Memberships CZA[2]
Major exhibits Lion Safari

ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), is a zoological park situated close to Zirakpur, India. The zoo was constructed in the 1970s, and is home to a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.


The zoo was inaugurated on 13 April 1977 by the then governor of Punjab Mahendra Mohan Choudhry, and it was christened as Mahendra Chaudhury Zoological Park. Initially the zoo was populated by a small number of animals brought from Guwahati Zoo, Assam. It soon became the largest zoo in Northern India.[3]


Lying on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur-Patiala route, this zoo is located about 20 km away from Chandigarh.[3]

List of species[edit]

The zoo is home to 369 mammals, 400 birds and 20 reptiles.[3]

Non-exhaustive list:

In addition to this, there are various species of birds, including peacocks, cranes, geese, ducks, parrots, sparrows, nocturnal owls and bats; and various sub-species of deer, cat and monkey.


Map of the Zoo
Entrance of ChattBir Zoo 
Aviary at ChattBir Zoo 
Chital Deer with fawn 
Pair of white tigers 
Herd of Asian elephants 
Blue bull enclosure 
Pair of cranes 


  1. ^ "List of Zoos in India, from 1800 until now". Kuchbhi. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "CZA Recognition". Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Department of Forests & Wildlife Preservation, Punjab". Retrieved 20 April 2017. 

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