Kakatiya Zoological Park

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Kakatiya Zoological Park
Asiatic Lioness in Gir Forest.jpg
Lion in Kakatiya Zoological Park, Warangal
Date opened1985
LocationHanamkonda, Warangal, Telangana
Coordinates17°59′34″N 79°33′32″E / 17.99278°N 79.55889°E / 17.99278; 79.55889Coordinates: 17°59′34″N 79°33′32″E / 17.99278°N 79.55889°E / 17.99278; 79.55889
Land area47.5 acres
No. of animals405
No. of species41
MembershipsCZA
Websitekakatiyazoologicalpark.com

Kakatiya Zoological Park (also known as Warangal Vana Vignana Kendram or Warangal Zoo) is a zoo situated in Hanamkonda, Warangal of Telangana, India.[1]

History[edit]

Warangal District Administration has constructed the zoo to protect and preserve the sanctity of nature. It was opened for public in 1985.[2] The zoo serves as both the educational and entertainment center.

The Central Zoo Authority of India has ordered to convert the zoo into a national zoological park in 2010, and was planned to do by 2013.[3]

Animals and exhibits[edit]

The zoo is located on a 50-acre area, and contains a variety of species of birds, animals and reptiles. A few of those include Bear, Leopard, deer, black bear, Ostrich, peacocks,cat jungle ,tortoise, rheas, pigeons, golden jackal and crocodiles. Zoo also has a butterfly park.

Transport[edit]

A very good transport facility is available to the zoo. Including TSRTC, many private services provide the means of transport. The nearest railway station is Kazipet Junction, which is 7 km away from the zoo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Reddy, AuthorP Laxma. "Kakatiya Zoo likely to get tigers or lions". Telangana Today. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Warangal zoo to become National Park". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 December 2018.