|Location||Pir Sohawa Road,
|Land area||82 acres (33 ha)|
|Number of animals||~600|
|Number of species||?|
|Annual visitors||~1 million |
Islamabad Zoo (Urdu: اسلام آباد چڑیا گھر), previously Marghazar Zoo, is an 82-acre (33 ha) zoo in Islamabad Capital Territory. It was opened in 1978, and is under the administration of Capital Development Authority of Pakistan.
The zoo started in 1978 as a refuge for leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle found in the region. It soon gained popularity and became a part of the Japanese garden. An aviary was later constructed. The Capital Development Authority devised a plan in August 2008 to upgrade and extend the zoo as a recreational area and wildlife sanctuary. The estimated cost of the project is 1407.8 million Pakistani rupees.
- "Islamabad Zoo presents a deserted look". nation.com.pk. The Nation. 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- "Development of Marghazar Zoo, Islamabad". cda.gov.pk. Capital Development Authority. 2008. Retrieved 3 June 2010.
- Animal Cruelty
- "Go hear them roar!: Lions' roar echoes at capital zoo after over a decade - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2016-10-12.
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