Jijamata Udyaan

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Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo
Raje Shivaji with mother Jijamata.jpg
Statue of Jijamata and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at VJBU & Zoo
Date opened 1861[1]
Location Mumbai, India
Coordinates 18°58′41″N 72°50′12″E / 18.9781154°N 72.8367457°E / 18.9781154; 72.8367457Coordinates: 18°58′41″N 72°50′12″E / 18.9781154°N 72.8367457°E / 18.9781154; 72.8367457
Land area 48 acres (19 ha)[1]
Memberships CZA[2]
Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo
Type Botanical Garden & Zoo
Location Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Area 53 acres
Owned by Municipal corporation of greater Mumbai
Operated by Director Zoo, MCGM, Mumbai
Visitors 8000 to 30,000 (on holiday)
Status Open
Species 843 [3]
Collections Sundari(glass pane tree), Castanospermum australe, Coccoloba uvifera

Jijamata Udyaan formerly called Ranichi Baag (meaning Queen's Gardens) after the original British name Victoria Gardens, and now also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo, is a zoo and garden located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India. It was laid out in 1861 and is one of the oldest zoos in India.

Originally named for Queen Victoria, it is now named after Jijabai, mother of Shivaji Maharaj.


  1. ^ a b "Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo". clickindia.com. ClickIndia. Archived from the original on 24 May 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Search Establishment". cza.nic.in. CZA. Retrieved 4 July 2011. 
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