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.
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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. 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.
The zoo receives about 1, 100, 000–1, 200, 000 visitors annually. The zoo is home to 4Asiatic63 mammals, 298 birds, and 72 reptiles representing 97 species, including the royal 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 pheasant etc. The zoo is successfully breeding swamp deer, blackbuck, hog deer and barking deer, white tiger, Indian wolf and 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.
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.
Lucknow Zoo is certainly one of the best Zoo of Uttar Pradesh. With not only fauna but also flora in its showcase. It has a wide variety of animals and birds, reptiles and fishes at the display and is also very big. A good place to visit.
The Lucknow Zoo is one of the best zoo 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.
The Lucknow Zoo is one of the best place to visit in Lucknow especially during Spring and Autumn time. Now they have many new animals and birds. It's a must visit place if you are planning to visit Lucknow.