Lucknow Zoo Overview

Ranked 5 of 162 sightseeing in Lucknow

The Lucknow Zoo has been categorised by the Central Zoo Authority, Government of India, as a large zoo. Within its area of 71.6 acres, the zoo houses 447 mammals, 348 birds, 57 reptiles and a total of 97 different species of wild animals. Royal Bengal tigers, white tigers, lions, wolves, Hoolock gibbons, Himalayan black bears and Indian rhinoceros can also be seen.

The zoo also houses black bucks, swamp deer, barking deer, Asiatic elephants, giraffes, common otters, hill mynahs, giant squirrels and others. Fauna inhabiting the zoo also include great pied hornbills, golden pheasants and silver pheasant. In the zoo, swamp deer, black bucks, hog deer and barking deer, white tigers, Indian wolves and several pheasants breed successfully.

The Nature Interpretation Centre in the zoo organises the 'Touch Table Programmes’ on Friday. In this program, information about the skins of various animals, eggs of birds and pheasants, tusk of elephants, plaster cast of tiger pug marks and others is provided.

A press gallery giving information about the present and past status of the zoo is also present in this centre. Different animals and birds, which are extinct or are on the verge of extinction, are displayed in the form of models outside the Nature Interpretation Centre.

Since 1969, the zoo also contains a Toy Train that provides additional entertainment. A gift of the Railway Board, the train consists of an engine and two coaches. Inaugurated on Children's Day, the train covers a track length of 1.5 km.

What travellers are saying about Lucknow Zoo

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
10:30 AM -4:30 PM
10:30 AM -4:30 PM
10:30 AM -4:30 PM
Public Holidays:
10:30 AM -4:30 PM

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S Kumar

S Kumar5.0/5

6 reviews

Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan earlier known as

Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan earlier known as Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens or popularly known as Lucknow Zoological Garden (Hindi: ???? ?????????, Urdu: ????? ??????? Lakhna? Ci?iy?ghara) is a 71.6-acre (29.0 ha) zoo located in the heart of the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The Central Zoo Authority of India categorizes it as a large zoo. The Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens, was established in the year 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. The idea of establishing Zoological gardens at Lucknow emanated from Sir Harcourt Butler, the Governor of the State.

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Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh4.3/5

15 reviews

Lucknow Zoo

The zoo receives about 1,100,0001,200,000 visitors annually. The zoo is home to 4Asiatic63 mammals, 298 birds, and 72 reptiles representing 97 species, including theroyal Bengal tihoolockger,white Bengal tiger, lion,gray wolf, gibbon,Himalayan black bear,Indian rhinoceros,blackbuck,swamp deer,barking deer,hog deer,Asiatic elephant,giraffe,zebra,European otters,hill mynahs,giant squirrels,great pied hornbill,golden pheasant,silver pheasantetc. The zoo is successfully breeding swamp deer, blackbuck, hog deer andbarking deer, white tiger,Indian wolfand several pheasants. It is one of the only two zoos in India to exhibit an orangutan.And also there museum inside so you can have a chance to visit this also.You will enjoy this place.Have a good day.

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Rahul Mishra

Rahul Mishra4.6/5

1 review

An amazing place to see wildlife

It is a wonderful place for you if you are a fan of wildlife. We have seen many animals here but the main attraction was giraffe. In india very few zoos have giraffe and this is one among them. We enjoyed food, took a ride to forest. It was a complete package and we enjoyed a lot. Do visit this if you are going lucknow.
  • An amazing place to see wildlife

Jalaj Srivastava

Jalaj Srivastava3.6/5

1 review

Cool place to hang around

cool place to hang around with family, specially in a sunny day you should visit there is will be an amazing trip to hang around with family as well as friends too

Kv Singh

Kv Singh4.3/5

3 reviews

One of the best Zoo of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow zoo is certainly one of the best zoos of Uttar Pradesh . With not only fauna but also flora in its showcase. it has a wide variety of animals and birds and reptiles and fishes at the display and is also very big... a good place to visit.

Aashish Kr rajput

Aashish Kr rajput2.9/5

2 reviews

Best place in Lucknow

it is a gud place , having a family with u is the best thing , u can enjoy a lot there , it is one of the best place in lucknow. i have seen lot of animals nd birds species

Ashok Nigam

Ashok Nigam2.1/5

1 review

Nice place to visit

Nice placeLuv to visitWhite lionBaby trainSmall cars all facility availableGood to see every thing present thr specially birds.Thr are diffrnt type of birds.

Faizu Khan

Faizu Khan4.3/5

2 reviews

Still one of the most popular attractions of Lucknow

The Lucknow Zoo is one of the best zoos of Uttar pradesh. In recent years it has only improved by hosting some new animals . It even has an Air India aircraft gifted by Indira Gandhi.. So i would recommend a visit to the Lucknow Zoo.

Kv Singh

Kv Singh4.3/5

3 reviews

One of the greatest tourist attractions of Lucknow

The Lucknow Zoo has a great deal to offer for visitors ... from some new animals to an old aircraft gifted by ex pm indira gandhi.. its one of the must sees...

Parvez Husain

Parvez Husain4.3/5

1 review

One of the best attractions in Lucknow

The Lucknow Zoo is one of the best places to visit in lucknow especially during spring and autumn time. Now they have many new animals and birds and its a must visit place if you are planning to visit Lucknow.