Rohtak Zoo

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Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak
तिलयार लघु चिड़ियाघर, रोहतक, हरियाणा, भारत
Endangered wildlife breeding
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Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak is located in Haryana
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak
Location in Haryana, India
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak is located in India
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak
Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak (India)
Coordinates: 28°52′44″N 76°38′09″E / 28.87889°N 76.63583°E / 28.87889; 76.63583Coordinates: 28°52′44″N 76°38′09″E / 28.87889°N 76.63583°E / 28.87889; 76.63583
Country  India
State Haryana
District Rohtak district
Government
 • Type Government of Haryana
 • Body Forests Department, Haryana
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Website www.haryanaforest.gov.in

The Tilyar Mini Zoo, Rohtak (Hindi: तिलयार लघु चिड़ियाघर, रोहतक, हरियाणा, भारत) is located inside the Tilyar Lake complex on Delhi Road in Rohtak, Haryana, India. This Zoo was built in year 1987.

The Tilyar Zoo at Rohtak (entry fee:INR10 for adults, INR5 for kids) is only 42 km from Delhi border and the zoo is well maintained,[1] Tilyar Lake (entry free for the lake) and Tilyar Zoo are worth visiting specially for families.[2] Fishing is permissible at Tilyar Lake after paying INR200 fishing fee.[3]

Mini zoo[edit]

Harayana had many mini zoos spread across the state. In 2001 the Government of Haryana decided to shut these down and replace them with well developed viable zoos, this included setting up the zoo at Rohtak within Tilyar Lake complex.[4]

As a result, enclosures for housing animals and aviaries for birds were built. Visitor facilities such as landscaping, walkways ahd trials, gardens, hillocks, lakes, artificial waterfalls, cafe, visitor toilets and resting shelters, watch towers, drinking water facilities, etc. were created.[5]

The following animals have been housed in this zoo:[6]

Incidents related to zoos in Haryana[edit]

  • Deer Park, Hisar, founded in 1970-71, is oldest among zoos and deer parks in Haryana
  • Haryana is now left with 5 tigers in captivity: 2 each in Mini Zoo, Bhiwani and Rohtak Zoo and 1 in Pipali Zoo[7]
  • In 2003, a baby baboon was born in captivity in Pipali Zoo[8]
  • In 2009, tiger Apaya of Bhiwani zoo attacked and killed another tigress.[9]
  • In 2011, tiger Apaya of Bhiwani zoo entered the enclosure of another tigress Rani and attacked her. Rani died and was buried on the zoo premises.
  • In 2011 another tiger Brondis had killed a caretaker in Bhiwani zoo.
  • In 2014, 43 private school kids who were visiting Bhiwnai zoo were attacked by the bees.[10]

Gallery[edit]

Species found at the zoo (pictures for representation only).

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Video of Rohtak Zoo is here and another video of tiger there is here.
  • A travelogue collage of pictures is available here