Jaipur Zoo

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Jaipur Zoo
Date opened1877[1]
LocationJaipur city, Rajasthan, India
Coordinates26°54′44″N 75°49′17″E / 26.9122356°N 75.8214355°E / 26.9122356; 75.8214355Coordinates: 26°54′44″N 75°49′17″E / 26.9122356°N 75.8214355°E / 26.9122356; 75.8214355
Land area35 acres
No. of animals550 approx
No. of species50
MembershipsCZA[2]

Jaipur Zoo is in the city of Jaipur in Rajasthan state in India. The zoo was opened in 1877 and is located near to the Albert Hall Museum and Ram Nivas Garden. It is divided into two parts: one for mammals and other for birds and reptiles. Nearly 50 species of different birds and animals from all over the world can be seen here. In year 1999, the ghariyal breeding farm is established which is fourth largest breeding farm in India. A museum was also constructed inside the zoo which exhibits the wildlife of Rajasthan. The Jaipur Zoo has been constituted under the Wild Life (Protection) Act. The main objective of the zoo is to complement the national effort in conservation of wild life. In 2018 it was announced that the zoo will be converted into a bird park with large aviaries. Large carnivores have already left the Jaipur zoo.

Animal species exhibits[edit]

Jaipur Zoo houses total 550 animals approx. of 50 species which are:

Mammals section[edit]

carnivorous

omnivorous

herbivorous

Birds section[edit]

Reptile section[edit]

Conservation Breeding programs[edit]

The zoo is part of conservation breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority and Government of Rajasthan for the ghariyal, cheetal and crocodile.

Incidents[edit]

  • In 2010, eleven spotted deer have died due to extreme cold conditions. The deer were suffering from suspected pneumonia and succumbed on 16 and 17 January.
  • In October 2013, a rare white tiger, which was brought from Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Park, Andhra Pradesh, died at the zoo. This happened just 13 days after seven-year-old Madhav had refused food.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Zoos in India, from 1800 until now". kuchbhi.com. Kuchbhi. Archived from the original on 21 October 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Search Establishment". cza.nic.in. CZA. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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