Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow

Lucknow Zoo

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About Lucknow Zoo

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM , Saturday: 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM , Sunday: 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM , Public Holidays: 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM

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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  • Excellent 22
  • Very Good 21
  • Good 10
  • Average 9
  • Below Average 1
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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S Kumar

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  • S Kumar
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 5 photos
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  476 readers

"Nawab Wazid Ali Shah Prani Udyan earlier known as"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 7, 2017
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.
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Abhishek Singh

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  • Abhishek Singh
  • Lives in Allahabad
  • 12 photos
  • 4 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  300 readers

"Lucknow Zoo"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2017
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.
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Rahul Mishra

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  • Rahul Mishra
  • Lives in Bhilai
  • 1 photo
  • 1 Review
  •  493 readers

"An amazing place to see wildlife"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
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.
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Jalaj Srivastava

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  • Jalaj Srivastava
  • 1 Review
  •  514 readers

"Cool place to hang around"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Feb 23, 2016
Cool place to hang around with family. Specially in a sunny day you should visit there it will be an amazing trip to hang around with family as well as friends too.
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Kv Singh

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  • Kv Singh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1550 readers

"One of the best Zoo of Uttar Pradesh"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2016
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.
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Aashish Kr rajput

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  • Aashish Kr rajput
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 2 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1150 readers

"Best place in Lucknow"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Feb 22, 2016
It is a good place, having a family with you is the best thing, you can enjoy a lot there. It is one of the best place in Lucknow. I have seen lot of animals and birds species.
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Ashok Nigam

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  • Ashok Nigam
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
  •  514 readers

"Nice place to visit"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
Nice place. Love to visit. White Lion, Baby Train, Small Cars all facility available. Good to see everything present there specially birds. There are different types of birds.
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Faizu Khan

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  • Faizu Khan
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  692 readers

"Still one of the most popular attractions of Lucknow"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 21, 2016
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.
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Kv Singh

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  • Kv Singh
  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  1550 readers

"One of the greatest tourist attractions of Lucknow"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 19, 2016
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. It's one of the must see.
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Parvez Husain

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  • Parvez Husain
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 1 Review
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"One of the best attractions in Lucknow"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 18, 2016
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.
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