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National Zoological Park Delhi India

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The National Zoological Park, originally called as Delhi Zoo is a 176 acre zoo situated near the Old Fort in New Delhi. It was inaugurated on 1st November 1956 with the vision of becoming a model for other zoos in India. The zoo is home to about 1350 animals comprising almost 130 species of animals and birds from around the world. Here, the animals are provided the kind of environment which is close to their natural habitate. Various kind of animals like leopard, giraffe, Gir lion, chimpanzees, hyenas, hippopotamus, African Wild Buffalo and zebras can be seen in the zoo. Also, the zoo has an underground reptile house which is home to reptiles like the Marsh Crocodile, Gharial, Indian Cobra, Indian Star Tortoise and the Indian Sand Boa. The zoo also has numerous species of birds like Emu, Sarus Crane, Peafowl, Grey Hornbill and the Barn Owl.
Best Time:Delhi offers much to see and do all through the year. Here's a seasonal break-up so you can plan your trip accordingly: October to March: The start of autumn, which gradually leads to a crisp and pleasant winter, this is the best time to visit Delhi. Winters in the capital can get really cold, with the minimum temperature dropping down to 2 degrees Celsius in the month of January, but afternoons are mostly sunny and pleasant. October is also the time for one of Delhi's biggest festivities - Diwali. This is also the time when Delhi hosts a number of film, drama, music and literature festivals.


Visit Duration: 2-3 hrs

Open and Closing Time

1st April to 15th October: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 16th October to 31st March: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on Fridays and national holidays.

General Information

Entry Fee: Indian National: 40/- Indian Children above 5 yrs: 20/- Foreign Visitor:200/- Foreign Visitor Children above 5 yrs:100/-

Near By Attraction

National Zoological Park-2 Humayun Darwaza (Gate) Shri Ram Centre Diwali Mehla Sunder Nagar Hotels available near by National Zoological Park


Distance between National Zoological Park and New Delhi Railway Station is 3.7 miles or 3.2 nautical miles Distance between Khan Market Metro Station and National Zoological Park New Delhi is 1.9 miles or 1.6

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Interesting facts about National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park is home to more than 1800 individual animals including over 300 different species) living blissfully in their natural habitats. The most famed species among those include the Asian elephants, African lions, and giant pandas. The Zoo also houses numerous species which are seemed to be endangered. The National Zoo is working to help the giant pandas with ongoing breeding, conservation, and research so that one day they can be safely entered back into its natural environment. The National Zoological Park became the first organization outside of New Zealand to hatch a brown kiwi in 1975. Till date, only five zoos have successfully bred kiwis after the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The zoo receives about two million visitors each year. The best part about this zoo, which attracts most visitors, is that it’s free of charge, just like all Smithsonian properties. The main motto behind this zoo is to provide engaging experiences with animals and share knowledge to save wildlife and their natural habitats.


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