Kabul Zoological Gardens, KABUL
This 100-acre zoological park use to be quite a nice zoo with quite an admirable collection of species particular to this region of Asia. It had been built on the edge of the Kabul River with help from the zoo in Cologne, Germany.
Of course that was before the ravages of 20-plus years of guerilla warfare and accompaning poverty. Today there are barely 19 species being cared for including a handful of wolves and monkeys.
Particularly poignant is the plight of their lion, Margan. In the early 1990's the lion was injured and left blind in one eye by a grenade thrown by a guerilla whose brother the day before had entered the cage and been attacked and killed by the lion. This creater has a lunch tab of $14 a day, which is most than what many Kabul residents earn in a month.
The animals' welfare is a low priority for Kabul residents right now who are overwelmed with their own troubles. The zoo's nickel entrance fee generates only about $300 a month which will hardly offset its $6,000/month operating expenses. Even the zoo's director has gone unpaid since July.
Baku Zoo, BAKU
Erevan Zoo, EREVAN
Dhaka Zoological Gardens, DHAKA
Located in Mirpur Section of the Capital city of Bangladesh, this zoo contains many native and non-native animals and wild life.
Motithang Zoo, THIMPHU
Phnom Tamao Zoo, Phnom Penh
Ling Hu Park Zoo, ANQING
219 Park, ANSHAN
Anyang People's Park, ANYANG
Baoding People's Park, BAODING
Baoji People's Park, BAOJI
Baotou People's Park, BAOTOU
Aquaculture Museum, BEIJING
Beijing Centre for Breeding Endangered Animals, BEIJING
Beijing Zoological Gardens, BEIJING
In the 18th century, the zoo was known as the Sanbeizi Gardens, supposedly named after the third son of Emperor Kangxi, Prince Cheng Yin. Another explanation is that Sanbeizi refereed to the Qing courtier Fu Kang' an and the Gardens the site of his villa. In fact, as early as the Ming Dynasty, an imperial mansion called the Garden of Happiness and Friendship constructed for Prince Kang stood here, and during the Qing, part of the Sanbeizi Gardens called the Garden of Continuity (Jiyuan) became the private property of an official in the Bureau of Palace Affairs.
In 1906, during the reign of Emperor Guangxu, the park area became an agricultural experimental farm and a zoo. Known as the Garden of Ten Thousand Animals (Wanshengyuan), it opened to the public in 1908.
Under the successive rule of the Northern Warlords, the Japanese and the Kuomintang, the park became increasingly desolate. The only elephant died in 1937, and the Japanese, under the pretext of protecting themselves against air raids, poisoned the remaining lions, tigers and leopards. On the eve of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the park housed only 12 monkeys, two parrots and a blind emu. The park was reopened to the public in 1950, and on April 10, 1955 formally named the Beijing Zoo.
The zoo has developed rapidly and by 1987 it covered an area of over 40,000 square meters. Bears, elephants, pandas, lions, tigers, songbirds, hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, antelopes and giraffes were brought in the late 1950s, and a gorilla cage, leaf-monkey cage and aquarium house, was opened, containing specimens of over 100 species of reptiles from all over the world, including crocodiles and pythons.
At present, the zoo houses over 7,000 creatures of 600 different species, including the giant panda, red-crowned crane and Pere David's deer-all unique to China-as well as the African giraffe, rhinoceros, chimpanzee and antelope; American continent; wild ox from Europe; and elephant and gibbon from India.
Visit the website at: www.beijingzoo.com .
Blue Zoo Aquarium, BEIJING
Blue Zoo Beijing was the first walk-through aquarium established in Beijing, the capital of China. In the year following its grand opening by the Prime Minister of New Zealand in November 1997, more than a million people visited the attraction.
In 1998, Blue Zoo Beijing was formally recognised by the Beijing Municipal Tourism Administration, which named it one of the outstanding new tourist attractions. Constructed beneath a man-made lake adjacent to the Workers' Stadium, the capital's major public sports stadium in the heart of one of the city's most affluent areas, Blue Zoo Beijing features live tropical marine species in a variety of displays.
THE LARGEST AQUARIUM OF ITS TYPE IN ASIA
Blue Zoo Beijing is the largest aquarium of its type in Asia. The main attraction is the central tank holding 3.5 million litres of artificially produced salt water. A complete eco-system has been created in this tank to allow thousands of fish to live in as natural an environment as possible.
Blue Zoo Beijing's underwater community encompasses fish from all tropical levels; in all, the aquarium boasts thousands of ocean and marine estuary creatures, including sharks, rays, eels, coral reef fish, lobsters, sea horses, starfish and many others. New arrivals are held in the quarantine facility to ensure that diseases are contained and effectively treated by Blue Zoo Beijing's skilled curation staff.
Besides the main tank, Blue Zoo Beijing features eighteen different tanks which hold specifically themed displays. Adding to the attraction of the underground aquarium itself, is the daily excitement of watching specialist divers feeding the fish and sharks twice a day. Blue Zoo Beijing's aquarium is a world-class complex featuring the latest in aquarium technology
Visit the website at: www.blue-zoo.com .
Datang Park Zoo, BENGFU
Wangxi Park, BENXI
Cangzhou People's Park, CANGZHOU
Changchun Zoological Gardens, CHANGCHUNG
Changqing Park, CHIFENG
Changsha Zoological Garden, CHANGSHA
Changzhi People's Park, CHANGZHI
Hongmei Park Zoo, CHANGZHOU
Chengdu Zoological Gardens, CHENGDU
Beipei Park, CHONGQING
Chongqing Zoological Gardens, CHONGQING
Jinjiangshan Park, DADONG
Dalian Zoological Gardens, DALIAN
Datong Park, DATONG
Dezhou People's Park, DEZHOU
Dongsheng People's Park, DONGSHENG
Du Yuan People's Park, DU YUAN
Laodong Park, FUSHUN
Fuxin Park, FUXIN
Fuzhou Giant Panda Research Center, FUZHOU
Ganzhou Park, GANZHOU
Bashua Park, GEIJU
Guangzhou Zoological Gardens, GUANGZHOU
Qixing Park Zoo, GUILIN
Haikow Park, HAIKOW
Handan Congtai Park, HANDAN
Hangzhou Zoological Gardens, HANGZHOU
Harbin Zoological Gardens, HARBIN
Xiaoyaojin Park Zoo, HEFEI
Meihai Park, HEGANG
Hengyang Zoological Gardens, HENGYANG
Houma People's Park, HOUMA
Huaibei Park Zoo, HUAIBEI
Longhu Zoological Gardens, HUAINAN
Huaiyin Zoo, HUAIYIN
Huhehot People's Park, HUHEHOT
Uramqi Zoological Gardens, IRAMQI
Xilin Park, JIAMUSI
Jiangnan Park, JILIN
Jiaozuo People's Park, JIAOZUO
Jinniu Park, JINAN
Jingdezhen People's Park, JINGDEZHEN
Jining People's Park, JINING
Beihu Park, JINZHOU
Jiuchuan Park, JIUCHUAN
Gangtang Park, JIUJIANG
Lushan Park, JIUJIANG
Pianjin Park, KAIFENG
Kunming Zoological Gardens, KUNMING
Qianling Park Zoo, KWEIYANG
Wuchuenshan Park Zoo, LANZHOU
Linfen People's Park, LINFEN
Linhe People's Park, LINHE
Linxia People's Park, LINXIA
Liuzhou Park, LIUZHOU
Ximpu Park, LIANYUNGANG
Wangcheng Park, LOYANG
Chongshan Park, LUZHOU
Yushanhu Park, MA-AU-SHAN
Mianyang People's Park, MIANYANG
Mudanjiang People's Park, MUDANJIANG
Nanchang People's Park, NANCHANG
Yuanwuhu Zoological Gardens, NANJING
Nanning People's Park, NANNING
Nanning Zoo, NANNING
Jiufengshan Zoological Gardens, NANPING
Nantong People's Park, NANTONG
Neijiang People's Park, NEIJIANG
Ningpo Zoological Gardens, NINGPO
Pingxiang People's Park, PINGXIANG
Qingdao Zoological Gardens, QINGDAO
Qinhuangdao People's Park, QINHUANGDAO
Longsha Park, QIQIHAR
Sanming Zoological Gardens, SANMING
Aquaria 21, SHANGHAI
Shanghai Zoological Gardens, SHANGHAI
Shanghai Wild Animal Park, SHANGHAI
Shanqiu People's Park Zoo, SHANQIU
Zhongshan Park, SHASHI
Shenyang Zoological Gardens, SHENYANG
Shijiazhuang Zoological Garden, SHIJIAZHUANG
Suzhou Zoological Gardens, SUZHOU
Taiyuan Zoological Gardens, TAIYUAN
Taizhou Zoological Gardens, TAIZHOU
Tanggu Riverside Park, TANGGU
Tangshan Dachengshan Park, TANGSHAN
Tianjin Zoological Gardens, TIANJIN
Tongliao People's Park, TONGLIAO
Xishan Park, WAN HSIEN
Weifang Park Zoo, WEIFANG
Weihai Park Zoo, WEIHEI
Giant Panda Breeding & Research Center, WENCHUAN
Wenzhou Zoological Gardens, WENZHOU
Wuhai People's Park, WUHAI
Wuhan Zoological Gardens, WUHAN
Chushan Park, WUHU
Xihui Park Zoo, WUXI
Zhongshan Park, WUZHOU
Zhongshan Park Zoo, XIAMEN
Xian Zoological Garden, XIAN
Yanliang Park, XIAN
Weipin Park, XIANYANG
Xiangtan Heping Park, XIANGTAN
Xingtai People's Park, XINGTAI
Xining People's Park, XINING
Xinxiang People's Park, XINXIANG
Yunnan National Laboratory Primate Center of China, XISHUANGBANNA
Pengyuan Zoological Gardens, XUZHOU
Nanshan Park, YANGCHUAN
Shouxihu Park Zoo, YANGZHOU
Nanshan Park Zoo, YANTAI
Yanzhou Park Zoo, YANZHOU
Yenji People's Park, YENJI
Cuiping Park, YIBIN
Yichang Children's Zoo, YICHANG
Zhongshan Park Zoo, YINCHUAN
Yingkou People's Park, YINGKOU
Yintan People's Zoo, YINTAN
Yuci Children's Park, YUCI
Zaozhuang People's Park, ZAOZHUANG
Zhangjiakow People's Park, ZHANGJIAKOW
Zhengzhou Zoological Gardens, ZHENGHZOU
Boxian Park Zoo, ZHENJIANG
Zhoucun People's Park, ZHOUCUN
Zibo People's Park, ZIBO
Zigong People's Park, ZIGONG
Zunyi Park, ZUNYI
Nandankanan Biological Park
Nandan Kanan (the Garden of Gods ) A short distance from the capital city, Bhubaneswar , the Nandankanan zoo lies in the splendid environs of the CHANDAKA forest , along the ripling water of the KANJIA LAKE.It also contains a botanical garden and part of it is has been declared a santuary.
It's famous for it's white tiger population .Nandankanan or the garden of Gods,has bocom a hot family favorite,with visitors getting an excellent oppertunity to enjoy seeing these regal animals in thire natural glory-in an environment conducive to thire growth.
** 67 kinds of mammals
** 18 varieties of reptiles
** 81 species of birds
coexist in the deeply forest boundaries.
The zoo enjoys an excellent reputaion ,internationally,for successfully breeding black panthers , gharial crocodiles and white tigers in capitivity.
|For the first time ever , a captive breeding centre was created for Gharial crocodilies . This important task was also facilitate by the gift of an adult male from the FRANKFURT ZOO.|
WHITE TIGER BREEDING
One of the rarest creature in the World , the regal white tiger ,received the new lease of life with the important reaserch and concereted efforts initiated to try and breed then in the natural invirons of Nandankanan . 1980 on a day full exitement and jubilation, the first litter of White tigers were born to Deepak and Ganga , to twany tiger . Subsiquent litters of white tigers have been distributad to zoos both at home and abroad.Currently, Nandankanan is home to over 34 white tigers.
The White Tiger Safari , established in 1991,offers visitors the heady exitement of viewing the rare white tigers from specially designed protected bushes.
The lion safari offers an adventurous zing to the trip to Nandankanan.
Van Chetnan Kendran
Mini Zoo, ABUBSHARHAR
Mukandpur Van Chetnan Kendra, AGRA
Silver Oak Happy Zoo, AHMEDABAD
Sundervan Nature Discovery Centre, AHMEDABAD
Kamla Nehru Zoological Gardens, AHMEDABAD
Kankaria Aquarium, AHMEDABAD
Alisagar Deer Park, ALISAGAR
Narain Tewari Deer Park, ALMORA
Samir Udyan Zoo, AMADNAGAR
Rambagh Mini Zoo, AMRITSAR
Small collection, ANNARPARTI
Bird and Animal Park, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
White-winged Wood Duck Breeding Center, ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Roing Mini Zoo, ARUNACHAL
Aranyak Zoological Park, ASANSOL
Manas Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, ASSAM
Aurangabad Municipal Zoo, AURANGABAD
Veera Deer Park, AURANGABAD
Sitapur Pardesi Chiryaghar, AVODH
W.Bengal and Snake Park, and Laboratory, BADU
Satyan Technology Centre, Deer Park, BAHADURPALLY
Nawab Tank Mrig Vihar, BANDA
Harishankar Deer Park, BALANGIR
Gandhamardan Deer Park, BALANGIR
Pantanivas Deer Park, BALASORE
Narmada Wildlife Complex, BALLUCH
Laxman Pahari Mrig Vihar, BANDA
Bannerghatta National Park Zoo, BANGALORE
Kenpambudi Deer Park, BANGALORE
Bannerghatta Lion and Tiger Safari, BANGALORE
Lalbaug Deer Park, BANGALORE
Lalbaug Zoo, BANGALORE
Kumari Kangsabuti Deer Park, BANKURI
Maharaja Fateh Singh Zoo Trust, BARODA
Shri Sayaji Baug Zoo, BARODA
Sayyajibaug Zoo, BARODA
Anitha Mobile Zoo, BARUIPUR
Kesoram Cement Deer Park, BASANTNAGAR
Municiple Council Beawar Zoo, BEAWAR
Bellary Children's Park & Zoo, BELLARY
Bharatpur National Park, BHARATPUR
Bhanja Bihar Deer Park, BEHRAMPUR
Children's Corner, Guindy National Park, RAK BHAVAN
Bir Talab Deer Park, BHATINDA
Thermal Col. Guest House Mini Deer Park, BHATINDA
Bhel Deer Park, BHEL
Maitri Bagh Zoo, BHILAI
Chinkara Breeding Farm, BHIWANI
Mini Zoo, BHIWANI
Vanvihar National Park, BHOPAL
Bal Bhavan Science Corner, BHUBANESWAR
Bhutanal Deer Park, BIJAPORE
Bijni Park, BIJNI
Indira Park, BIJNOR
Bikaner Zoological Garden, BIKANER
Indira Udyan, BILASPUR
Kanan Pendari Zoo, BILASPUR
Anath Ashram Banya Prani Bikash Udyan, BISHALAXMIPUR
Jaiprakash Park, BODHGAYA
Bokaro Steel Plant Zoo, BOKARO
Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, BOKARO
Taraporewalla Aquarium, BOMBAY
Royal Kennel Charity Trust, BOMBAY
Amida Zoo and Breeding Farm, BOMBAY
Suryavan Zoo, BOMBAY
VJB Udyan Zoo, BOMBAY
Krishna Kiri Udwan, BORIVILLI
Rani Baug Zoo, BULDANA
Vivekanan Vidhya Mandir Zoo, BULDANA
Sri Gajananvadika, BULDANA
Bina Kamal Golden Zoo, BULANDSHAHAR
Narora Van Chetnan Kendra, BULANSHAHAR
Aranya Bhawan, BULANDSHAHAR
Life Science Corner, BURDWAN
Krishna Sayar Snake Park, BURDWAN
IISCO Deer Park, BURDWAN
Marble Palace Zoo, CALCUTTA
Zoological Gardens, CALCUTTA
Chitra Touring Zoo, CALCUTTA
Calcutta Snake Park and Zool. Garden, CALCUTTA
Deepak Mitra's Snake House, CALCUTTA
BITM Animalorium, CALCUTTA
Alipur Zoo, CALCUTTA
Deer Research Centre, CALCUTTA
Zoo Pheasantry, CHAIL
Kanchula Kharak Musk Deer Breeding Cntr, CHAMOLI
Chandrapur Mini Zoo, CHANDRAPUR
Deer Park and Zoo, CHANDRAPUR
Somnath Prakalpa Zoo, CHANDRAPUR
Tadoba Crocodile Centre, CHANDRAPUR
M.C. Zoological Park, CHANDIGARH
Bhatinda Military Station Nature Park, CHANDIGARH
Deer Park, CHANDIMANDIR
Birla Mini Deer Park, Birla Tires, CHANPUR
Mahendra Chaudhury Zoological Park, CHATBIR
Guindy Snake Park, CHENNAI
Arignar Anna Zoological Park, CHENNAI
Marina Beach Aquarium, CHENNAI
Madras Croc Bank Trust, CHENNAI
Manjunatha Mini Zoo, CHENNAI
People's Park, CHENNAI
Mini Deer Park, CHIKMANGALUR
Chilka Deer Park, CHILKA
Mrugayani Chilkur Deer Park, CHILKUR
Kondaji Deer Park and Mini Zoo, CHITRADURGA
Chitoor Deer Park, CHITOOR
A.M. Gudi Balavana Mini Zoo, CHITRADURGA
Deer Park, Tirumala Hills, CHITTU
Coimbatore Zoological Park & Conservation, COIMBATORE
V.O.C. Park Mini Zoo, COIMBATORE
Joseph's Mini Zoo, COONOOR
Municipality Deer Park, CUTTACK
Deer Park, DAMAN
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, DARJEELING
Dak Pathra Vanya Jantu Vihar, DEHRA DUN
Malsi Deer Park, DEHRA DUN
Jhilmil Phase II Deer Park, DELHI
Dilshad Garden Deer Park, DELHI
A.N. Jha Deer Park, DELHI
Malharsmruti Mandir Zoo, DEWAS
Tata Export Ltd. Deer Park, DEWAS
Mini zoo, DHARAMSALA
Hogainakkal Mini Zoo, DHARMAPURI
Mahatma Gandhi Children's Zoo, DHARWAD
Indrapriyadarshini Sangrahalaya, DHAVANGIRI
Kapilash Zoo, DHENKANAL
Bajrang Zoo, DURBANGA
VOC Park Mini Zoo, ERODE
Nehru Van Chetnan Kendra, ETAH
Kumarganj V.C. Kendra, FAIZABAD
Childrens' Park and Zoo, GADAG
Amte's Animal Ark, GADCHIROLI
Indroda Nature Park, GANDHINGAR
Deer Park, GANGAPUR
Himalayan Zoological Park, GANGTOK
Rustomji Deer Park, GANTOK
Baharpur Runkun Vihar Zoo, GAYA
Deer Park, Diu, GOA
Golpalpur-on-Sea Palm Beach Zoo, GOPALPUR
Dhauladhar Nature Park, GOPALPUR
Musk Deer Farm, GOPESHWAR
Ramgarh Vinod Van Mini Zoo, GORAKHPUR
Mini Zoocum Children's Park, GULBARGA
Maanas Sarovar, GUNTUR
Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, GUWAHATI
Gandhi Zoological Park, GWALIOR
fTI Deer Park, HALDAWANI
Vanavigyan Kendra, HANAMKONDA
New Pardesi Touring Zoo, HARDOI
Sanjay Gandhi Mrig Vatika, HARDWAR
Agarsar Athanva Nature Park Patiala Cantt, HARYANA
Mini Zoo, HASAN
Maithon Dam Deer Park, HAZERIBAG
Tailaiya Chacha Nehru Island, HAZIRIBAG
Deer Park, HISAR
Gandhimurdan Hoogley Zilla Parashad, HOOGLEY
Tungabadra Dam Mini Zoo, HOSPET
Corporation Park, HOWRAH
Jaya Mobile Zoo, HOWRAH
Famous Mobile Zoo, HOWRAH
Mahavir Harina Vanasthali Deer Park, HYDERABAD
Nehru Zoological Park, HYDERABAD
Nehru Zoological Park is the largest Zoo in India. It is located near the Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. It was established in 1963 and named after the first prime minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru. It is spread over an area of 300 acres (approx. 1.2 square Km). It has a wide selection of animals - nearly 1,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed here. It is closed on mondays.
Rajamundry Deer Park, ,HYDERABAD
Country Club Deer Park, HYDERABAD
Kamala Nehru Prani Sanghralaya (Indore Zoo), INDORE
State Zoo, ITANAGAR
I.V.R.I. Van Prani Udyan, IZATNAGAR
S.F.I. Zoo, JABALPUR
Zoological Garden Jaipur, JAIPUR
Orai Van Chetna Kendra, JALAUN
Pal Wild Animal Orphanage, JALGAON
Sir Peter Scott Nature Park, JAMNAGAR CITY
Nature Education Centre, JAMNAGAR
Tata Steel Zoological Park, JAMSHEDPUR
TISCO Zoo, JAMSHEDPUR
Van Vihar, JAUNPUR
Mrig Evan Pakshi Vihar, JHANSI
Mrig Vihar Van Chetna Kendra Math, JHANSI
Deer Park and Mini Zoo, JHARJDAM
Mini Zoo, JIND
Jodphur Zoo, JODPHUR
Baguwa Pheasant Farm, JORETHANG
Sakkarbaug Zoo, JUNAGAD
Deer Park, N.F.C.L. Green Belt, KAKINADA
Rampur Mandi Deer Park and Aviary, KALSI
Kanpur Zoological Park, KANPUR
Gangaikondam Deer Park, KATTABOMMAN
Deer Park at Ghatgaon, KEONJHAR
M.S. Chattrapadhy Zoo, KHOLAPUR
Snake Park, Shiikshan Mandal, KHOLAPUR
Kinnerasari Deer Park, KINNERSARI
Kodanadu Mini Zoo, KODANADU
Minakenagurkai Mini Zoo, KOLAR
Sorakayalahalli Children's Zoo and Deer Park, KOLAR
AntharagangeChildren's Park, KOLAR
Kaiwara Tapowana, KOLAR
Konark Deer Park, KONARK
HAL Deer Park, KORAPUT
Tribal Museum at Koraput, KORAPUT
Kota Zoo, KOTA
Peruvamymuzha (Crocodile Farm), KOZHIKODE
Mayakale Bahadurpur Environmental Park, KRISHNAYAR
Kudremukh Mini Zoo, KUDREMUKH
Kufri Musk Deer Farm, KUFRI
Himabindu Deer Park, KURNOOL
Dow Hill Deer Park, KURSEONG
M.I. Manoranjan Van, LAKHIMPUR KHERI
Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens Trust, LUCKNOW
Katerniaghat Gharial Rehabilitation Center, LUCKNOW
Kukrail Gharial Rehabilitation Centre, LUCKNOW
Kukrail Deer Park, LUCKNOW
Tiger Safari, LUDIANA
Neelan Deer Park, LUDIANA
Rose Garden Mini Zoo, LUDIHANA
H.A.P. Mini Zoo, MADHUBAN
Dadasahab Vagre Snake Park, MAHA
Pillalamarri Deer Park, MAHBUBNAGAR
Nehru Pheasantry, MANALI
Marine Aquarium of Mandapam, MANDAPAM CAMP
Rewalsar Wildlife Zoo, MANDI
Prakruthi Vana Mini Zoo, MANDYA
Kadri Hill Deer, Children and Snake Park, MANGALORE
Pilikula Wildlife Safari, MANGALORE
Deer Park at Badaga Bettu, MANIPAL
Manipur Zoological Garden, MANIPUR
Mansar Mini Zoo, MANSAR
Brindavan Van Chetna Kendran, MATHURA
Bandevi Recreation Park, MAU
Mini Zoo and Breeding Farm, MEERAT
Ridhani Range Chettnan Kendra, MEERAT
Deer Park, MEHAM
Air Force Deer Park, MEMAURA
Meow Mini Zoo, MEOW
Digha Snake Park, MIDNAPUR
Wyndhun Fall Mini Zoo, MIRZAPUR
Deer Park, MORADABAD
Deori Gharial Rearing Centre, MORENA
Pheasant Breeding Centre, MORNI
Brookland Estate Van Chetnan Kendra, MUSSOURI
Cheetal Grande Motels Pvt. Ltd., MUZAFFARNAGAR
Khatauli Cheetal Park, MUZAFFARNAGAR
Sri Pramod Tourist Zoo, MUZAFFARPUR
Shukratal Cheetal Park, MUZAFFANAGA
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, MYSORE
Mysore Zoo is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in Southern India. Located on the outskirts of Mysore, the zoo is home to a wide range of wild species. The official name for the zoo is Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, though it is known commonly by its shortened name.
The maintenance and upkeep of animals in the zoo has always been under question. The zoo witnessed a series of animal deaths, reportedly due to improper maintenance. On September 4, 2004, an elephant died, reportedly of acute haemorrhagic enteritis and respiratory distress. This was followed by another elephant's death on September 7 with the same illness. It was reported that the illness in elephants were due to poisioning. As a safety measure, the zoo authority reportedly suspended several staff members who were allegedly responsible for the "gruesome killings". Later, the laboratory tests confirmed that the two elephants, named Ganesha and Roopa, had been poisoned. In August 2004, a lion-tail monkey (macaque) was found mysteriously dead. An emu and a tiger were also reported to have died mysteriously.
On October 24, 2004, another elephant, Komala, died with suspicions of poisoning. The elephant was supposed to be sent to Armenia as a goodwill ambassador. That same day, the Chief Minister of Karnataka ordered a probe into the death of Komala.
State Zoological Park, NAGALAND
Maharaj Baug Zoological Garden, NAGPUR
Snake Park, NAGPUR
Vayusenanagar Zoo, NAGPUR
Navegaon Bandh Wildlife Orphanage, NAGPUR
Seminary Hills Deer Park, NAGPUR
Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo, NAINITAL
Ramakrishna Mission Mini Zoo, NARENDRAPUR
Vijay Vihar Deer Park, NARGARJUNSAGAR
Sakaligattu Deer Park, NARGARJUNSAGAR
Shivaji Udyan, NASIK
Papadahandi Deer Park, NAVRANGPUR
Kuanria Deer Park, NAYAGARH
Kittur Rani Chennamma Mini Zoo, NESARGADHAMA
National Zoological Park, NEW DELHI
Nilgiri Biosphere Conservation Park, NILGIRI
Pheasant Breeding Centre Sarahan, NUGALSARI
Amaltas Mrigdave Kalpi, ORAI
Mrignayni Deer Park, PACHMAHI
Malampuzha Snake Park, PALAKKAD
Bondla Zoo, PANAJI
NFL. Campus Deer Park, PANIPET
Taptapani Deer Park, PARLAKHEMUTI
Bir Moti Bagh Deer Park, PATIALA
Patichari Deer Park, PATICHARI
Sanjay Gandhi National Park Zoo, PATNA
Bhogalpur Town Jaiprakash Udyan, PATNA
Ajanta Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Gemini Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Amar Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Ramond Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Tourist Janta Zoo, PATNA
Diamond Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Bharat Zoo, PATNA
New Ramond Tourist Zoo, PATNA
Panchwati Deer Park, PILANIA
Yadavanda Garden Tourist Cx Mini Zoo, PINZORE
Mini Zoo, PIPLI
Haddo Mini Zoo, PORT BLAIR
Peshawe Park Zoological Garden, PUNE
Snake Park & Aviary, PUNE
Nature Park, RAICHUR
Nandan Van, RAIPUR
Municiple Deer Park, RAJAHMUNDRY
Balbhavan Children's Dreamlands, RAJKOT
Rajkot Municiple Zoo, RAJKOT
Manda Mini Zoo, RAMNAGAR
Van Manoranjan Kendra, RAMPUR
Ranchi Zoo, RANCHI
Kalamati Birsa Mrig Vihar, RANCHI
Muta Mugger Breeding Centre, RANCHI
Renuka Zoo, RENUKA
Rohtak Mini Zoo, ROHTAK
Indira Gandhi Park Zoo, ROUKHELA
Indira Gandhi Deer Park, ROUKHELA
Kurunpatti Zool. Park, SALEM
Motijharan Deer Park, SANDALPUR
Nehru Garden, SANGAMNER
Shantiniketan Student Nature Club and Zoo, SANGLI
Sanghi Municiple Council Zoo, SANGHI
Sanghi Deer Park, SANGHINAGAR
Vansarbagh Mini Zoo, SANGRUR
Nagalal Van Chetnan Kendra, SARANPUR
Chilkanna Bharat Mini Zoo, SARHANPU
Satsang Zoo for Children Education, SATSANG
Kempe Gowda Panadhana, SAVANADURGA
Sepahijala Zoo, SEPAHIJALA
Jawahar Lake Tourist Complex, SHAMIRPET
Lady Hydari Park Zoo, SHILLONG
Himalayan Nature Park, SHIMLA
Tuttikandi Zoo, SHIMLA
Children's Park Mini Zoo, SHIMOGA
Thyavarekoppa Tiger and Lion Safari, SHIMOGA
Hutatmabag Prani Sangrahalaya, SHOLAPUR
Mahatma Gandhi Rastriya Udyan Zoo, SHOLAPUR
Satmaliya Deer Park, SILVASSA
Khanvel Deer Park, SILVASSA
Mini Zoo, SILVASSA
Lion Safari, SIRMUR
Deer Park Research Station, SIRPUR
Children's Park, SIRSI
Sri Kshetra Sogal Deer Park, SOUNDATTI
Srinagar Deer Park cum Zoo, SRINAGAR
Hindalco Industries Deer Park, SUNBHADA
Surat Municipal Zoo, SURAT
Shivaganga Gardens Mini Zoo, TANJORE
Tikuji Ni-wadi Zoo, THANE
Aviculture and Captive Breeding,THANE
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, THIRUPATI
Gharial Research and Conservation Unit, TIKARPARA
Trichur Zoo, TRICHUR
Trivandrum Zoological Gardens, TRIVANDRUM
Neyyar Dam Lion Safari, TRIVANDRUM
Neyyar Dam Crocodile Farm, TRIVANDRUM
Ponmudi Deer Park, TRIVANDRUM
Hill Palace Zoo, TRIVANDRUM
Namadachilume Deer Park, TUMKUR
Tura Zoo, TURA
Udaipur Zoo, UDAIPUR
Safari Park, UDAIPUR
Vikram Vatika, UJAIN
Nawab Ganj Deer Park, UNNAO
Sarnath Deer Park, VARANASI
Bajrang Touring Zoo, VARNASI
Amirdhi Zoo, VELLORE
Mahavir Harina Vanastali Deer Park, VANASTALIPURAM
Vandalur Zoo, VANDALUR
The Vandalur Zoo, also known as the Arignar Anna Zoological Park, in Vandalur, is located about 30 kilometers from the city of Madras.
Founded in 1979, this zoo was preceded by the old Madras Zoo (founded 1855), which was one of the first in India, and the first to hold an All-India Zoo Superintendents Conference (1955, as part of the Centenary celebrations).
By 1975, the city had grown so much, and conditions at the old Madras Zoo were so bad, that a decision was taken to shift the zoo. The Government of Tamil Nadu and its Tamilnadu Forest Department came to the rescue. Thirty Kilometers from the city, 1300 acres (5.2 kmÂ²) were set aside for development of the zoo. There is also a Rescue and Rehabilitation centre.
Azad Chiryaghar, VARNASI
Fertilizernagar Deer Park, VARODARA
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, VISAKAPATNAM
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park was setup in the year 1972 in the city outskirts of Visakhapatnam city in a 250 hector area on the National Highway towards Vizianagaram.
The park is a great spot to spend time - particularly in the months of November and December. The Zoo Park has some of the best living animal and marine species and is one of its kinds in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The park is refreshed with a fresh collection of animals from the forests of Africa and the Australia.
The park is the home for:Deer Safari, Five Monkey enclosures, Special Dens for Tigers and Lions, Six enclosures for Deers and Eight specially designed enclosures for smaller mammals.
The list of animals includes the following: Indian Tiger, Lions, Panthers, Rhesus, Bennet, Stump Tailed Monkey, Baboons, Asiatic Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Porcupine, Giant Squirrel
The list of Birds at the park includes: Peafowl, Red Jungle Fowl, Patridges , Golden Pheasant, Silver Pheasant, Ring Necked Pheasant, Doves, Parakeets, Mumias, Budgerigors,
The reptile collection includes: Estaurino Crocodile, Marsh Crocodile, Marine Turtle, Terrapins, Starred Tortoise, Monitor Lizardds
On Jan 1, 2000, there a news attraction to the Zoo Park. A Special Mini-Train was installed to facilitate people to watch the wild life in a open top train. The Train which runs of rubber wheels was installed at a cost of Rs. 8.5 Lakhs.
Deer Breeding Farm, WARANGAL
Vasanth Smruti Mrig Vihar, YEOTMAL
Montford School Mini Zoo, YERCAUD
Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens
|The Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens (HKZBG) is located on the northern slope of Victoria Peak with a highest point of 100 metres and a lowest point of 62 metres above sea level. HKZBG, occupies an area of 5.6 hectares was founded in 1871 as a Botanic Garden and renamed in 1975 as Botanical and Zoological Gardens to reflect the increased commitments to zoological exhibits. Construction works of the Garden started in 1860 and the first stage was opened to the public in 1864. |
Mr. Charles Ford was the first Superintendent of Gardens, appointed in 1871. Having served as a temporary Government House from 1841 to 1842, the Garden was still called "Bing Tau Fa Yuen" by the Chinese. Bounded by Garden Road, Robinson Road, Glenealy and Upper Albert Road, the Garden was divided into two parts by Albany Road, but linked by a subway. The eastern part of the Garden is known as the Old Garden where a Children's Playground, Aviaries, Jaguar Enclosure, Green House and a Fountain Terrace Garden are found. The New Garden in the west is mainly the home of mammals and reptiles.
Visit the website at: www.lcsd.gov.hk/parks/hkzbg/
SAR Ocean Park
Visit the website at: www.oceanpark.com.hk .
Taman Safari Indonesia located at Cibeureum ,Cisarua Bogor, west Java, was contructed in 1981. The present location is an ex tea plantation wich is no longer productive. The area with 140 ha with was provided by Regional Government of West Java Province. Taman Safari Indonesia which is located in the supporting area of Gede Pangrango Mountain National Park and at height of 1074-1416 above the sea level,having the average temperature between 18 ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âº and 24 ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Âº Celsius, has been determined as a National Tourism Site by Minister of Tourism, Postal and Telecommunication, Mister Soesilo Soedarman, and also has been legalized as the Ex-situ Conservation Agency and Centre for Endangered Wildlife Reproduction in Indonesia by Mister Hasyrul Harahap, Minister of Foresty on March 16, 1990.
Visit the website at: www.tasmansafari.com
Ragunan Zoological Park
Tehran Zoological Gardens, TEHRAN
Baghdad Zoo, BAGHDAD
Beer Sheba Municipal Zoological Garden, BEERSHEBA
Beit-Zera Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ BEIT-ZERA
Ben-Shemen Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ BEN-SHEMEN
BudBnei Brak Zoo/International Education Center for Animal Protection, BNEI BRAK
Underwater Observatory Marine Park, ELIAT
Visit the website at: www.coralworld.com/eilat/eng/ .
Ein-Gedi Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ EIN-GEDI
Hahotrim Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ HAHOTRIM
|I, Naomi Gal from Kibbutz Hahotrim, Israel - has been running a very special little zoo for more then 20 years.|
|Its main objectives are saving wild animals and rehabilitating people through animal care.|
|Some of the social welfare projects include:|
|- Helping disadvantaged children.|
|- Helping people suffering from post - traumatic (war) stress disorder.|
|- Helping jail inmates towards their reintegration into society.|
|- Helping to build and maintain "little-zoos" in jails and hospitals for mental disturbed people.|
|- Helping school drop - outs who have difficulty in adapting to society.|
|- We also cared for wounded animals found in the Northern part of Israel.|
|Lately, because of the Kibbutz economic difficulties, we have undergone a privatization process and founded a non-profit organization which must function without the financial backing of the Kibbutz.|
|We want to keep helping others but because of lack of resources must approach people who care and will appreciate the important work we do.|
Some weeks ago we became an Association for aiding the handicapped through animal care( non-profit association!).
We will be glad to host and show our place to
anybody who represents you + it will be
very grateful if you decide:
|to help us to help others !!!|
Neomi Gal - Director of the "helping ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬“ zoo"
+ the Association for aiding the handicapped
through animal care
Visit the website at: www.hahotrim.com/zoo/englis-page.html .
Educational Zoo of the Haifa Biological Institute, HAIFA
Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, HAIFA
Hamat-Gader Crocodile Farm, Terrarium and Mini Zoo, HAMAT-GADER
In 1981, the largest crocodile farm in the Middle East was built at Hamat Gader and stocked with 120 alligators, which were brought from Florida. Over the years, various additional species have been brought to the farm, and today the Crocodile Farm includes crocodiles from Africa and caimans from South America. There are approximately 200 crocodiles of various ages at the farm. The mature crocodiles live in an open farm in conditions simulating their natural habitat. Visitors can walk across a bridge and from a safe distance observe the predators wallowing in the water or sunning themselves on the banks. In 1996, two additional species were brought to the Crocodile Farm from India:
The gavial an endangered species that can be found in India, and now in Hamat Gader as well.
The Crocodylus porosus known for its extremely violent nature and notoriety for attacking humans.
In the summer months, visitors can watch the crocodiles being fed.
At the Mini Wildlife Preserve, visitors can observe the tranquil existence of mountain goats, elands, deer, baboons, raccoons, and iguanas, to name but a few species.
A direct and friendly encounter with a variety of animals, such as rabbits, hamsters, turtles, a coatimundi, goat, mountain goat, and deer.
Visit the website at: www.hamat-gader.com .
Aarena Tropical World, HERZLIYYA
Tisch Family Zoological Gardens, JERUSALEM
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo was originally established in 1928 as a tiny little children's zoo on Harav Kook Street in central Jerusalem. The zoo was founded and established by the late Prof. Aharon Shulov, one of the pioneers in the field of zoology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1941, a somewhat larger zoo was established on Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem. This one covered an area of 4.5 dunams (0.45 hectares, or just over one acre). In 1947 the zoo was moved to Mt. Scopus, where the Hebrew University had a plot of land set aside for it. As a result of the evident suffering of the animals during and after Israel's War of Independence in 1948, a decision was made to transfer the zoo once again, this time to a new and larger area of 60 dunams (6 hectares, or just under 15 acres) in Givat Komuna, adjacent to the neighbourhood of Romema. The zoo remained here for 41 years, from 1950 to 1991. During this time it gradually developed into a well-known and beloved attraction. The old zoo closed in 1991, and the process of moving to the new location was begun.
The zoo reopened in its current location near the southwestern Jerusalem neighbourhood of Manahat (formerly Malkha) in 1993. It was now The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem - The Biblical Zoo.
Today, the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, as it is still unofficially known, stretches across an area of 250 dunams (25 hectares or 62 acres) in a lovely valley surrounded by green hills and new neighbourhoods. The zoo encircles a small lake situated near the main gate. The lake is fed by a series of pools and waterfalls that flow one into the other. Spacious lawns and shady beauty spots surround the lake and pools. The water system is artificial, and relies on recycled water. The zoo is built on two main levels that house most of the animal exhibits. One main, circular route extends the length of both levels and connects most of the sites on the zoo grounds. Additional side paths also connect the two levels, and exhibits are situated along these paths as well.
Our zoological collection centers on two main themes:
The first emphasis is placed on animals mentioned in the Bible. The majority of these animals became locally extinct in the Land of Israel, mostly in the twentieth century. The factors primarily responsible for these extinctions were hunting, habitat destruction, and a feverish pace of construction and development. This group of animals includes species with fascinating histories, creatures like the bears and lions, the Persian fallow deer and Arabian oryx, the cheetah and the Nile crocodile, and many other species that can be found throughout the zoo.
The second emphasis in the zoological collection involves endangered species from around the world. In this group we have, among other species, the Golden lion tamarin, the rarer of the macaws and cockatoos, the ibises, and the Asian elephant.
Most of the animals in the zoo reside in large enclosures that were designed to resemble the natural habitats of the various species. As in any modern zoo today, the staff of the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo devotes a great deal of effort to providing its animals with a maximal amount of living space in a rich, diversified, and stimulating environment.
A few of our animals were confiscated from smugglers, but the vast majority were born in captivity. We wish to emphasize that as a matter of policy, none of the animals in the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo were collected directly from the wild. We firmly believe that the capture and removal of animals from the wild for the purpose of displaying them in captivity is unusually cruel. It also happens to be illegal.
Like all of the world's modern zoos, our zoo is a fully active member of several international bodies, including the World Association of Zoos and Aquaria (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), and the International Species Inventory System (ISIS).
ISIS provides software that enables zoos to establish and maintain a complete Animal Record Keeping System (ARKS) of all the animals in their collections both current and historical. Also through ISIS and its centralized database, we can access information on millions of animals in zoos around the world. EAZA provides a service for facilitating surplus animal exchanges that allows zoos to mutually enrich their zoological collections.
Many members of our staff belong to organizations such as the American Association of Zookeepers, the Zoo Registrars Association, the American Zoological Association, and both the European and American Associations of Zoological Veterinarians.
The Jerusalem Biblical Zoo is responsible for coordinating a number of projects that involve preserving rare species whose origins are in the Land of Israel and, where possible, returning them to the wild. The ultimate goal is to restore populations of species which have become endangered or locally extinct. The zoo is also conducting a number of research projects aimed at collecting empirical data and anecdotal information on various animals, particularly those that are threatened with extinction. Here again, the main purpose of this knowledge is to provide scientific support for the preservation and breeding programs that involve these species.
Finally, the zoo attaches great importance to its educational and promotional activities. Through these efforts we champion the causes of nature conservation and environmental protection, and enhance public awareness of environmental issues. We attempt to convey our message to specific groups, as well as to the general public and the community at large
Visit the website at: www.jerusalemzoo.org.il .
Jerusalem Bird Observatory, JERUSALEM
Parrot farm, KIBBUTZ KEFAR-HES
Kefar-Menahem Safari, KIBBUTZ KEFAR-MENAHEM
Monkey Park, KFAR-DANIEL
Hai Park, KIRIAT-MOTZKIN
Nir-Azion Zoo, MOSHAV NIR-AZION
Deer forest, MOSHAV ODEM
Zoo-Botanical Garden, NAHARIYA
Nir-David Australian Animal Park, NIR-DAVID
Nir Eliahu Kibbutz mini-zoo, KIBBUTZ NIR ELIAHU
Petach-Tikva Zoo, PETACH-TIKVA
Qiryat-Byalik Zoo, QIRYAT-BYALIK
Zoological Center Tel Aviv Ramat-Gan, RAMAT GAN
The Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan opened to the general public in 1974 as an African animal park. In 1981, a modern zoo was established in the middle of the park, populated with animals brought from the former Tel Aviv Zoo, which had closed.
The combined African Park and zoo are popularly known as the "Safari".
The African Park and the zoo within occupy 250 acres and include 1,600 animals of different species: 68 species of mammals, 130 species of fowl, and 25 species of reptiles.
The Safari is the largest animal collection in the Middle East and is unique in the world, because of the large herds of mixed species of African animals that roam the spacious African Park. The zoo contains a variety of animals from around the world.
Outstanding are its breeding herds of both African and Asian elephants, the gorilla and orangutan families, the hippo herd and the pride of lions.
The Safari's educational purpose is to promote the conservation of nature- from the belief that we love what we know, and we preserve what we love.
The Safari participates in 25 international programs for endangered species. It is partner in both breeding and reintroduction programs and in research projects for such animals. The Safari is a member of international zoological organizations and cooperates with research and knowledge transfer with zoos and nature preservation organizations world wide.
Visit the website at: www.safari.co.il .
Raanana mini-zoo, RAANANA
Rishon le Zion zoo, RISHON LE-ZION
Children's Zoo, KIBBUTZ SA'AD
I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research, TEL-AVIV
From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, Tel Aviv University's Zoological Garden has developed into the largest and leading research facility of its kind in Israel.
In 1931, natural sciences teacher Yehoshua Margolin founded the Biological- Pedagogical Institute on Yehuda Halevy Street in Tel Aviv. The aim of the Institute was to train teachers of nature studies for Israel's schools. Underpinning this endeavor was the belief that knowledge of nature is the best way to link people to their land. The Biological-Pedagogical Institute was erected in a place donated for the purpose by the Tel Aviv Municipality: a wooden hut that had formerly served as Tel Aviv's first synagogue. Margolin managed the Institute until his death in 1947.
Joining Margolin in his work was Prof. Heinrich Mendelssohn, who immigrated to Israel in 1933 and earned a doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After Margolin's death, Mendelssohn succeeded him as Director of the Institute.
Following the War of Independence in 1948, the Tel Aviv Municipality offered Prof. Mendelssohn the option of another, larger facility to serve as the Institute's home. The Institute moved to Abu Kabir, to a structure originally planned to be used as a hospital.
In 1953 the "University Institute for the Natural Sciences" was established and, in 1956, the Zoological Garden became part of the newly-established Tel Aviv University (TAU). In 1981 the zoo moved to its present location on the university campus in Ramat Aviv.
In 1995 the zoo was rededicated as the I. Meier Segals Garden for Zoological Research, in honor of the late I. Meier Segals of Montreal, a co-founder of the Association of Canadian Friends of TAU. An instrumental figure in gaining the support of Mr. Segals' estate was Prof. Lawrence Bessner, himself a major patron of the facility and the National President of the Canadian Friends as well as a TAU Honorary Fellow. The Garden's main building is dedicated to Prof. Lawrence and his late wife Terry.
The Segals Zoological Garden contains many different species of animals, the majority indigenous to Israel. This wide variety - of about 40 species of mammals, 100 species of birds, and 80 species of reptiles and amphibians - represents the variegated fauna of the country. In addition the zoo houses numerous kinds of fish and insects.
Visit the website at: www.tau.ac.il/lifesci/zoo/index_e.html .
Abu-Kabir University Zoo, TEL-AVIV
Tel-Aviv Bird Park, TEL-AVIV
Yagur Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ YAGUR
Deer Forest, KIBBUTZ YARON
Monkey Forest, KIBBUTZ YODFAT
Hai-Bar Yotveta Nature Reserve, YOTVETA
In the 1960’s, Uri Tzon and Avraham Yoffe organized Hai-Bar, a public non-profit organization. Tzon and Yoffe had two objectives: to reintroduce the types of wild animals that had become extinct both in this region and in this country and to bolster populations of endangered species. Later, the Nature Reserves Authority assumed responsibility for the Hai-Bar. In 1964, the area of the Hai-Bar was fenced in (“the open area”) and the Nature Reserves Authority introduced desert birds and ungulates, some of which are mentioned in the Bible.
In the open area of the Hai-Bar, the staff prepares esert animals for their reintroduction to the wild. The selected animals are placed in acclimation pens in the reintroduction area until their release.
Visit the website at: www.redseadesert.com
Zofar Antelope Farm, ZOFAR
101 km Oazis Zoo, 101 km
Sunpiaza Aquarium, SAPPORO
Asahikawa Asahiyama Zoo, ASAHIKAWA
Otaru Aquarium, OTARU
Noshappu Kanryu Aquarium, WAKKANAI
Obihiro Zoo, OBIHIROI
Akita Omoriyama Zoo, AKITA
Oga Aquarium, OJIKA
Aomori Asamushi Aquarium, AOMORI
Morioka Zoological Park, MORIOKA
Marinepia Matsushima Aquarium, MIYAGI
Yagiyama Zoological Park, SENDAI
Shonai-Beach Kamo Aquarium, TSURUOKA
Chiba Zoological Park, CHIBA
Inubosaki Marine Park, CHOSHI
Ichikawa Zoological & Botanical Gardens, ICHIKAWA
Kamogawa Sea World, KAMOGAWA
Namegawa Island, KATSUURA
Kiryugaoka Zoo/Kiryugaoka Aquarium, KIRYU
Kusatsu Tropicana, KUSATSU
Japan Snake Institute, NITTAGUN
Gunma Safari Park, TOMIOKA
Hitachi City Kamine Zoo, HITACHI
Oarai Aquarium, OARAI
Enoshima Aquarium, FUJISAWA
Yomiuri Land Marine Aquarium, KAWASAKI
Yumemigasaki Zoological Park, KAWASAKI
Aburatsubo Marine Park Aquarium, MIURA
Odawara Zoo, ODAWARA
Nogeyama Zoological Gardens, YOKOHAMA
Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, YOKOHAMA
Kanazawa Zoological Garden, YOKOHAMA
Makigahara Children's Zoo, YOKOHAMA
Miyazawako Nakayoshi Zoological Park, HANNO
Saitama Aquarium, HANYU
Tobu Zoological Park, MINAMISAITAMA
Saitama Omiya Park Little Zoo, OMIYA
Saitama Children's Zoo, SAITAMA
Sayama Chikosan Park Children Zoo, SAYAMA-SHI
Marine Aquarium Oyama, OYAMA
Utsunomiya Zoo, UTSUNOMIYA
Tokyo Sea Life Park, EDOGAWA
Edogawa Zoo, EDOGAWA
Hamura Zoological Park, HAMURA
Hiroo Aquamuseum, HIROO
Yomiuri Land Marine Aquarium, INAGI
Oshima Park Zoo, OSHIMA
|Opened in Animals|
Two-humped camels, asses, Formosan deer, bar-headed geese, Japanese serows, white-tailed sea eagles, red-crowned cranes, white-naped cranes, Japanese wood pigeons, barbary sheep, Egyptian geese, red-necked wallabies, Aldabra giant tortoises, Hawaiian geese, muntjacs, etc.
Visit the website at: www.tokyo-zoo.net .
Shinagawa Aquarium, SHINAGAWA
Inokashira Park Zoo, TOKYO
Asiatic elephants, rhesus monkeys, raccoons, fennecs, Japanese serows, Japanese martens, masked palm civets, Amur cats, raccoon dogs, Japanese squirrels, red-crowned cranes, Japanese birds, tropical birds, mandarin ducks, swans, etc.
Visit the website at: www.tokyo-zoo.net .
Itabashi Children's Zoo, TOKYO
Tama Zoological Park, TOKYO
In the eastern part of the Asiatic Garden, we display Japanese animals such as sika deer, Yezo brown bear, Japanese macaques and Japanese serows. Asiatic elephants, Indian rhinoceroses, Malayan tapirs, tigers and lesser pandas are exhibited in the western part of the Asiatic Garden.
The African Garden has the Lion Garden, through which you can take a bus ride and get an up-close view of these carnivorous animals. You can enjoy the savannah-style enclosure of giraffes, zebras, antelopes and ostriches. We have succeeded in breeding African elephants.
In commemoration of the twinning of Tokyo and the State of New South Wales, Australia, the Australian Garden was constructed in 1984 and koalas have been displayed since then at Tama Zoo. In 1988, the large Insectarium is completed, where various and rare insects are bred and exhibited.
|The African Garden: reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, scimitar oryx, ostriches, white pelicans, lions, servals, cheetahs, African elephants, chimpanzees, etc.|
|The Asiatic Garden: Amur tigers, snow leopards, lesser pandas, Korean wolves, Indian rhinoceroses, water buffaloes, Asiatic elephants, Pere David's deer, reindeer, mouflons, Przewalski's wild horses, golden takins, Malayan sun bears, Mayan tapirs, orang utans, scarlet ibises, hermit ibises, straw-necked ibises, Caribbean flamingoes, eagle owls, golden eagles, white-tailed sea eagles, Steller's sea eagles, etc.|
|The Insectarium: blue grassy tigers, common grass yellows, hummingbirds, fireflies, flower mantises, stag beetles, dragonflies, tiger beetles, etc.|
|Japanese animals: brown bears, Japanese macaques, Japanese wild pigs, raccoon dogs, sika deer, red-crowned cranes, Oriental white storks, etc.|
|The Australian Garden: koalas, common brushtail possums, red kangaroos, common wombats, emus, laughing kookaburras, etc.|
Visit the website at: www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/zoo/tama .
Tokyo SeaLife Park, TOKYO
|The first aquarium in Japan was opened at Ueno Zoo in 1882 and there are now more than a hundred aquariums in the country. During the period, the facilites and capacity of aquariums have been enlarged and the purposes of display have been changing from just showcasing various fishes to presenting environments surrounding marine creatures.|
|Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Suizokuen) is not an exception. Its most important aim is reproducing aquatic habitats in Tokyo and in the world. In this light, we installed a huge donut-shaped tank (2,200t), where bluefin tunas swim around freely. || |
| || ||The Seas of the World, Life of the Deep Sea, Life on the Shoreline, the Sea of Tokyo, and Life in Freshwater are some of the exhibit sections. We also collect marine life from the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans.|
|Fish and invertebrates are not the only life forms that inhabit the sea. At our aquarium, you can see penguins, auks, and puffins, typical sea birds which adapt well to marine habitats. || |
|Voyagers of the Sea: bluefin tuna, eastern little tuna, yellowfin tuna, scalloped hammerhead, eagle ray, etc.|
|Pacific Ocean: humphead wrasse, bluespine unicornfish, shiner surfperch, pez chancho, picoroco, nursery fish, etc.|
|Indian Sea: yellowband angelfish, sohal surgeonfish, leafy seadragon, golden butterflyfish, etc.|
|Atlantic Ocean: silver porgy, lumpsucker, roi des rouget, plaice, etc.|
|Caribbean Sea: queen angelfish, rock beauty, blue chromis, butter hamlet, etc.|
|Oceans of Polar Regions: bulhead notothen, antarctic krill, arctic isopod, orage footed sea cucumber, etc.|
|Life of the Deep Sea: long-stalked isocrinid sea lily, sea toad, spotted ratfish, slender alfonsino, etc.|
|Life on the Shoreline: purple star, sea bat, fan worm, striped shore crab, etc.|
|Penguin Exhibition: little penguins, Humboldt penguins and rockhopper penguins|
|Kelp Forest: giant kelp, copper rockfish, garibaldi, etc.|
|Water Bird Exhibition: tufted puffin, guillemot|
|The Sea of Tokyo: file fish, striped mullet, mudskipper, yellow goby, bigfin reefsquid, yellowback fusilier, Clark's anemonefish, bluestreak cleaner wrasse, green moon wrasse, blenny, Japanese pygmy angelfish, etc.|
|Life in Freshwater: masu trout, Japanese char, pale chub, crane arm shrimp, etc.|
Ueno Zoological Gardens, TOKYO
Established in 1882, Ueno Zoo is the oldest zoo in Japan. It has grown over the years, expanded its area, and been a forerunner in the Japanese zoo world. Located amid the downtown Tokyo, Ueno Zoo not only provides recreation, but also plays an essential role in wildlife conservation and public education. In an effort to breed endangered species, the zoo has completed the "Gorilla Woods" and "Tiger Forests."
In its long history, Ueno Zoo has received numerous animals from abroad. In 1972, the first giant pandas arrived from China to Ueno Zoo. We have been cooperating with Beijing Zoo (China), San Diego Zoo (US), and Chapultepec Zoo (Mexico) for conservation and breeding of wild giant pandas.
The Five-storied Pagoda and the tea ceremony house give the zoo a Japanese touch. The pagoda was built in 1631, rebuilt after destruction by fire, and in 1958 the owner, Kan'ei-ji temple, gave the pagoda to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, who assigned its management to Ueno Zoo. The tea ceremony house was built to entertain Shoguns in 17th century, and it stills stands as a historic structure in the zoo ground.
|East Area: Pheasants, giant pandas, lesser pandas, snow owls, raptors, Sumatran tiger, Indian lions, western lowland gorillas, gibbons, Bird House, dholes (red dogs), Nocturnal House (mouse deer, leopard cats, slow lorises, bats), cranes, penguins, California sea lions, bears (polar bears, Hokkaido brown bears, sun bears, Japanese black bears and wolverines), birds of Tokyo, Asiatic elephants, monkeys (Japanese macaques, white-mantled black colobuses, ruffed lemur, ring-tailed lemurs, black-handed spider monkeys), llamas, capybaras, South American tapirs, American bisons, prairie dogs, etc.|
|West Area: African animals (white rhinos, hippos, pygmy hippos, giraffes, zebras, okapis), emus, maned wolves, aardvarks, Hoffmann's two-toed sloths, gray gentle lemurs, aye-ayes, Small Animal House (rodents, bats, armadillos, hedgehogs, porcupines, nocturnal animals), Vivarium (galapagos tortoise, saltwater crocodile, green iguana, geckos, Komodo dragons, corn snakes, Japanese pond turtles, Burmese pythons, and other reptiles and amphibians), waterfowls (common cormorants, mallards, black-headed gulls, European pochards, crested screamers, puffins, Inca terns, scarlet ibises, sacred ibises, fulvous whistling ducks), Children's Zoo (guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, miniature horses, donkeys, cows, llamas, goats, sheep and other domestic animals), etc.|
Visit the website at: www.kensetsu.metro.tokyo.jp/zoo/ueno .
Minami-Chita Beach Land Aquarium, CHITAI
Takeshima Aquarium, GAMAGOORI
Hekinan Seaside Aquarium, HEKINAN
JMC Primate Zoo, INUYAMA
Nagoya Higashiyama Zoo & Botanical Gardens, NAGOYA
Current map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www1.ocn.ne.jp/~ngyzoo/index.htm .
Port of Nagoya Aqarium, NAGOYA
Visit the website at: www.nagoyaaqua.jp .
Toyohashi Zoological & Botanical Garden, TOYOHASHI
Toyota Kuragaike Park, TOYOTA
Sabae Nishiyama Park Zoo, SABAE
Etizen Matsusima Aquarium, SAKAI
Gifu Park, GIFU-SHI, GIFU
Kanazawa Aquarium, KANAZAWA
Nitojima Aquarium, NOTOJIMA
Tateshina Amusement Aquarium, CHINO
City Zoo, IIDA
Komoro City Zoo, KOMORO
Omachi Alpine Museum, OMACHI
Nagano Chausuyama Zoo & Johyama, NAGANO
Suzaka City Zoo, SUZAKA
Joetsu Municipal Aquarium, JOETSU
Niigata City Aquarium, NIIGATA
Teradomari Aquarium, TERADOMARI
Hamamatsu Municipal Zoo, HAMAMATSU
Atagawa Tropical & Alligator Garden, HIGASHI-IZU
Izu Natural History Park (Izu Cactus Park), ITO
Izu Biopark, HIGASHI-IZU
Izu Andyland, KAWAZU
Mishima City Park Rakujuen, MISHIMA
Awashima Marine Park, NUMAZU
Izu-Mito Sea Paradise, NUMAZU
Marine Science Museum, SHIMIZU
Ashizuri Kaiyokan, TOSA, SHIMIZU
Shimoda Floating Aquarium, SHIMODA
Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo, SHIZUOKA
Fuji Safari Park, SUSONO
Takaoka Kojo Park Zoo, TAKAOKA
Toyama Family Park Zoo, TOYAMA
Uozu Aquarium, UOZU
Kofu Yuki Park Zoo, KOFU
Awaji Farm Park Zoo, AWAJI
Himeji City Aquarium, HIMEJI
Himeji Municipal Zoo, HIMEJI
Himeji Safari Park, HIMEJI
Kobe Oji Zoo, KOBE
Suma Aqualife Park, KOBE
Koshien Hanshin Park, NISHINOMIYA
Takarazuka Zoological and Botanical Gardens, TAKARAZUKA
Kinosaki Marine World, TOYOOKA
Fukuchiyama Zoo, FUKUCHIYAMA
Visit the website at: www.marine.fks.ed.jp .
Kyoto Municipal Zoo, KYOTO
Miyazu E. L. Aquarium, MIYAZUI
Japan Serow Center, KOMONO
Shima Marineland, SHIMA
Toba Aquarium, TOBA CITY
Map of the aquarium.
Visit the website at: www.awuarium.co.jp/english/ .
Futami Sea Paradise, WATARAI
Ayameike Zoo, NARA
Hirakata Park, HIRAKATA
Satsukiyama Zoo, IKEDA
Minsk Park Zoo & Aquarium, MISAKI
Osaka Aquarium, OSAKA
Visit the website at: www.kaiyukan.com .
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zoo, OSAKA
Biwako Bunkakan, OTSU
Taiji Whales Museum, HIGASHIMURO
Wakayama Museum of Natural History, KAINAN
Kushimoto Marine Park Center, NISHIMURO
Shirahama Aquarium, SHIRAHAMA
Nannki Shirahama Adventure World, WAKAYAMA
Wakayama Park Zoo, WAKAYAMA
Toshimaen Amusement Park Insectarium, TOKYO
Ueno Zoo, TOKYO
Sunshine International Aquarium, TOSHIMA
Asa Zoological Park, HIROSHIMA
Fukuyama Municipal Zoo, FUKUYAMA
Floating Island Aqualife Park, ONOMICHI
Sakaigahama Marine Park Aquarium, ONOMOCHI
Marine Plaza Miyajima, SAHEKI
Miyajima Public Aquarium, SAHEKI
Ikeda Zoo, OKAYAMA
Tamano Marine Museum, TAMANO
Shimonoseki Municipal Aquarium, SHIMONOSEKI
Tokuyama Municipal Zoo, TOKUYAMA-SHI
Ube Tokiwa Park, UBE
Akiyoshidai Safari Land, YAMAGUCHI
Ehime Tobe Zoo, TOBE
Ritsurin Park Zoo, KAGAWA
Yashima Sea Palace, TAKAMATSU
One Park Kochi Animal Land, KOCHI
Katsurahama Aquarium, KOCHI
Noichi Zoological Park of Kochi prefecture, NOICHI
Tokushima Municipal Zoo, TOKUSHIMA
Amagi Wild Boar Park, AMAGI
Fukuoka Municipal Zoological and Botanical Gardens, FUKUOKA
Marine World Umi-no-Nakamichi, FUKUOKA
Umi-no-Nakamichi Seaside-Park, FUKUOKA
Takeshima Aquarium, GAMAGORI
Green Park Hibiki Animal World, KITA.KYUSHU
Itozu Zoological Park, KITA-KYUSHU
Kurume Bird Centre, KURUME
Omuta Zoo, OMUTA
Kagoshima Aquarium, KAGOSHIMA
Hirakawa Zoological Park, KAGOSHIMA
Amakusa Natural Aquarium in Botton, HONDO
Great Bear Park, KUMAMOTO
Kumamoto Zoological and Botanical Gardens, KUMAMOTO
Phoenix Natural Zoo, MIYAZAKI-SHI
Nagasaki Aquarium, NAGASAKI
Nagasaki Biopark, NAGASAKI
Sasebo Subtropical Zoological & Botanical Garden, SASEBO
Beppu Cable Rakutenchi, BEPPU
Kyushu African Safari USA, OITA
Marine Palace (Oita Ecological Aquarium), OITA
Okinawa Expo Aquarium, KUNIGAMI
Yambaru Wildlife Park, NAGO
Okinawa Children's Land Zoo & Aquarium, OKINAWA
Alma-Atinskii Zoopark, ALMA-ATA
Almaty Zoo was established in 1937 on the decision of the government.
Today Almaty Zoo is a unique corner of live nature. There are more than 3 000 animals from all the continents of the world, representatives of 485 species, many of them are included into the Red Book of International system of Nature Conservation, CIS, Kazakhstan.
The territory of the zoo is a picturesque park with a great number of trees and bushes. Hills, ravines, lakes and lawns give opportunity to place the animals in natural conditions.
Among the rare species of non-Kazakhstani fauna the following animals have bred successfully several times: Amur and Sumatran tigers , cougars, black panther, Persian leopards, leopards, Himalayan black bear, European bison, Przewalski’s wild horse, markhors, mandarine duck, lanner, Steller’s sea eagle, cattle egret, crowned crane, black vulture.
The main direction of breeding and reproducing rare species of Kazakhstani fauna involve bearded vulture, golden eagle, Imperial eagle, white-tailed eagle, Himalayan griffon, barbary falcon, saker falcon, demoiselle crane, argali, snow leopard, Siberian salamander.
The main objective of our zoo is to maintain and and develop stable, rather large groups of animals.
Current map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: http://www.almatyzoo.nursat.kz/
Chimkent Zoo, CHIMKENT
Karaganda Zoo, KARAGANDA
Komodo National Park, BALI
Bali Reptile Park, BALI
Taman Burung Bird Park, BALI
Yayasan Margasatwa Tamansari, BANDUNG, JAVA BARAT
Pusat Studi Satwi Primata, BOGOR, WEST JAVA
Taman Safari Indonesia, BOGOR, WEST JAVA
Taman Margasatwa dan Budaya Kinantan, BUKITTINGGI
Kebun Binatang Mimi Teluk Penyu Cilacap, CILACAP
Gelanggang Samudra Jaya Ancol, JAKARTA
Kebun Binatang Ragunan, JAKARTA
Seaworld Indonesia, JAKARTA
Taman Akuariun Air Tawar, JAKARTA TIMUR
Taman Buaya Indonesia Jaya, JAKARTA
Kebun Binatang Taman Aneka Rimba Jambi, JAMBI
Kebun Binatang Mini Lahat, LAHAT, SUMATERA SELATAN
PD. Pembangunan Kodya Medan, MEDAN, SUMATERA UTARA
Taman Buaya Asam Kumbang, MEDAN, SUMATERA UTARA
Taman Hewan Pematangsiantar, PEMATANGSIANTAR
Kebun Margaraya Mini Pontianak, PONTIANAK
Yayasan Bina Wisata, Desa Kumbang - Pekanbaru, RIAU
Taman Margaraya Tinjomoyo, SEMARANG
Yayasan Kebun Binatang Sriwijaya, SUMATERA SELATAN
Yayasan Bina Satwa Taru, SURAKARTA
Kebun Binatang Surabaya, SURABAYA, JAVA
Kebun Raya & Kebun Binatang Gembira Loka, YOGYAKARTA
Kuwait Zoo, KUWAIT
The Scientific Center of Kuwait, KUWAIT
Bishkek Zoo, BISHKEK
Yangon Zoological Gardens, YANGON
Central Zoo, KATHMANDU
Nepal Ganj Park
Pyongyang Zoological Park, PYONGYANG
Oman Mammal Breeding Centre
Johor Bahru Zoo, JOHOR BAHRU
Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary, KOTA KINABALU
Kuala Lumpur Zoo, KUALA LUMPUR
Zoo Negara, KUALA LUMPUR
Semengok Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, KUCHING, SARAWAK
Crocodile Park, MELAKA
Bird Park (Penang) Sdn. Bhd., PENANG
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, SANDAKAN, SABAH
Some years ago (1994), while embarking on Oil Palm Plantation development near the mangrove swamps of the present sanctuary, the owner of the site came to know of the proboscis monkeys living there. Fascinated, he learned more about the monkeys and their predicament few people in their quest for commercial gain would have paid much attention to the plight of these monkeys in their struggle for survival. However, for this owner, although the 400 plus acres of mangrove forest were initially bought for commercial development, the plan was quickly dropped so that these monkeys could continue to survive there without fear of losing their natural habitat.
Visit the website at: www.proboscis.cc .
Taiping Zoo, TAIPING, PERAK
Current map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www.zootaiping.gov.my .
Islamabad Zoo, ISLAMABAD
Karachi Municipal Aquarium, KARACHI
Karachi Safari Park, KARACHI
Karachi Zoological Gardens, KARACHI
Our information about the history of Karachi Zoo is based on the administrative report of 1949 of the corporation of the city of Karachi. Accordingly it was commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi Garden. It was transferred by the government to the muncipalty in the year 1861 on the condition that it shall never be sublet or transferred. The Zoo has an interesting history as it forms a part of the ground where the old East India Companies factory was situated. 1833 as it was marked on a map prepared by commander Charles, who described it as surrounded by trees, giving a look of garden. In 1878, the Municipality after considering various suggestions for improving the Zoo, places it under a trust to be maintained out of public subscription. The present Zoo started in a better way by donation in 1881. in 1953 KMC decided to create the post of full time curator, a qualified veterinary doctor, to keep the animals in good health. Presently, total sanctioned strength of Karachi Zoo is 242 staff including 6 technical staff and the rest skilled or semi skilled workers/staff.
Karachi Zoo has a good Natural Museum Indigenous as well as exotic stuffed animals belonging to different regions of the world have been exhibited in a very good manner. Visitors and science students can study morphological characters of animals from close quarter. Post graduate students can get more information on mammals, birds and reptiles through the technical officials. In 1991-1992 CDGK (former KMC) allocated funds for remodeling of Natural History Museum, which was carried out. Now, the Natural History Museum is being visited by students of secondary schools on regular basis for awareness in biodiversity. Apart from stuffed animals, skins, antlers, horns & feathers etc are also placed on display in the museum. In 1992 the Japanese Princess inaugurated the remodeled Natural History Museum. The rate of entry fee in the museum is Rs. 2/- and Rs. 1/- Per adult and children, respectively
The Reptile house in Karachi Zoo was extended and renovated in the year 1992. it is one of the best Reptile Houses in Pakistan. There are 13 species of snakes and lizards. Newly born hatching of tortoises & crocodiles are also exhibited in the Reptile House.
In 1998 Karachi Zoo established a veterinary hospital with modern diagnostic facilities. There is an operation theatre, equipped with X-ray quarantine building, laboratory and incubation room where eggs left away by captive birds are taken care of.
Map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www.karachizoo.com.pk .
Zoological Gardens Lahore, LAHORE
Established in 1872, the Lahore Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It started as a small aviary that was donated by Lal Mahundra Ram. Gradually it developed and its animal collection also increased, today the Zoo houses about 1381 animals of 136 species including 996 birds of 82 species, 49 reptiles of 08 and 336 mammals of 45 species. It remained under the management of Lahore Municipal Corporation from 1872 to 1923. Thereafter, its control was given to Deputy Commissioner, Lahore until 1962. Then its management was placed under the Livestock and Dairy Development Department. Finally the management of Lahore Zoo was entrusted to the Wildlife & Parks Department in 1982. During the period 1872 to 1982, it remained a small entity with very little development taking place. Since its transfer to Wildlife Department 1982
Landhi Korangi Zoo
Murrey Wildlife Park
Lohibheer Wildlife Park
Philippine Eagle Foundation, Inc., DAVAO CITY
CENTROP (Center for Tropical Conservation Studies), DUMAGUETE CITY
Malabon Zoo, Malabon, MANILA
Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, MANILA
Tamaraw Conservation Program, Occ. MINDORO
Birds International Inc., QUEZON CITY
Jeddah Zoo, Jeddah
King Khalid Wildlife Research Center, RIYADH
Riyadh Zoological Gardens, RIYADH
National Wildlife Research Center, TAIF
Singapore Zoological Gardens
23 June 1973
Current map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www.zoo.com.sg .
Jurong Bird Park
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History and Development
The idea of a bird park to be built in Jurong Town was first conceived in 1968 by Dr Goh Keng Swee, the then Minister for Finance. During a World Bank Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Dr Goh visited its zoological garden and was impressed with its free-flight aviary.
He sought to see that Jurong would be more than an industrial zone that Singaporeans would have a place where they could escape from urban life, where people could relax with nature. All this Dr Goh saw in the Jurong BirdPark, which would be the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
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Subsequently, Mr J Toovey, the Zoo Architect from the Zoological Society of London was invited to make preliminary studies of the project and upon his advice, the present site of the Jurong BirdPark, which is situated on the western slope of Jurong Hill (Bukit Perepok) was chosen in December 1968.
While the Park was being built, the Park’s officials urged ambassadors and foreign dignitaries to Singapore to contribute birds for the new park. Soon, birds from all over the world finches, pheasants, herons, mallards, owls, cockatoos began arriving. By opening day, 12 countries, 7 zoos and 40 private donors had contributed birds to the Park.
On 3 January 1971, Jurong BirdPark was opened to the public. It was built at a cost of $3.5 million, excluding land cost.
Plan and Layout
Jurong BirdPark is a 20.2 hectare open-concept park. It is the largest in the Asia Pacific and one of the finest bird parks in the world. Its collection of more than 9,000 birds from 600 species is among the largest in the world. The Park specialises in birds from Southeast Asia and the more exotic and colourful tropical birds.
The Park boasts of the world’s largest walk-in aviary with the tallest man-made waterfall where visitors can enjoy a close-up view of free-flying birds from Africa and South America in a tropical setting. Another walk-in aviary, the Southeast Asian Birds Aviary, showcases the region’s exotic and endangered species of birds. Bird shows, staged at the amphitheatre and the Falconry Arena, are entertaining and educational and have thrilled our visitors from all over the world.
The BirdPark’s exhibits and aviaries are specially designed to closely resemble the natural habitats of the feathered species. Lakes and paddocks are built for display of waterbirds and other large flightless birds such as ostriches, rheas, emus and cassowaries. Besides the bird exhibits, there are also open spaces landscaped with exotic flowering plants such as heliconias and anthuriums to enhance the beauty of the BirdPark.
Current map of the park.
Visit the website at: www.birdpark.com.sg .
Dal-Sung Park of Daegu City, DAEGU
Farm Land Zoo, KYONGGI-DO
Denny's Wild World, Sung-Nam, KYUNG-GEE
Everland Zoological Gardens, SEOUL
Visit the website at: www.everland.com .
Children's Grand Park, SEOUL
Seoul Grand Park Zoo, SEOUL
Visit the website at: www.grandpark.seoul.go.kr .
Nigel's View & Review: Nigel visited it in 1997
This is the largest zoo in the country , both in size and animal numbers .
Seoul Grand Park lives up to its name as being a huge recreational facility , with an amusement park , botanic gardens , racecourse as well as the zoo .
My guess is that it is approx 140 acres in size .
From the ticket/entry booth , there is a chairlift that takes you up to the top of the park , and then you can walk back to the main entrance .
On first sight , the zoo appears to have been planned very well .
Unfortunately , that seems to have become a real problem , as the zoo management have used the generous enclosure size to stuff in as many animals as possible ! . As a result the animals have inadequate room for their requirements . There also seems to be a lack of vegetation or hiding holes for the animals -- they are all in the publics gaze at all times .
The indoor enclosures are also seriously overcrowded , and the air ventilation is very poor to the point of totally inadequate ( read -- the enclosures reak ! )
A keeper tried to attack an inquisitive zebra with a yard shovel -- the zebra retaliated by charging at the keeper ! I dont know if that was an isolated incident or not , but the keeper wasnt going to get any sympathy from me .
This would be a great zoo for Seoul Grand Park , if only the zoo would give away 75% of its animals , and did a better job cleaning out the enclosures !
There are no shortages of concession stands , cafes , restaurants , gift shops , etc for the public use , and Seoul Grand Park has a station on the subway network .
There are plenty of animals to see , but I feel that this place has missed the whole plot of what actually makes a good zoo !
Current map of the zoo.
|John Hargenberg, who initially started the Dehiwala Zoo, belongs to a family engaged in animal circuses. He collected and kept the animals in this premises for trade. Mr. Hargenberg exported wild animals to Europe to his brother Carl Hargenberg who was one of the biggest animal dealer in Europe at that time. To hold the animals before exporting them to Europe he bought 05 acres of land at Dehiwala at the beginning of the century. This became quite popular among the residents of the area. The total area of the collection centre was increased to 11 acres to hold the animals received. Subsequently the centre was taken over by the government in 1936. The extent of the land was increased gradually to present status of 25 acres. (11 ha. Approximately).|
|John Hargenberg in his office |
Exhibits amongst others: Sri Lankan leopard, Fishing Cat, Pygmy Hippo,Jungle Cat, Rusty Spotted Cat, Mouse Deer, Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, Spider Monkey, Squirrel Monkey, Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl, Alexandrine Parakeet, Albino cobra, Green Pit viper, Estuarine crocodile, Flapshell turtle and Star tortoise.
Visit the website at: www.colombozoo.gov.lk .
National Museum of Marine Biology/Aquarium, KAOHSIUNG
|In 1991, the preparatory office of the [National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium] was formally established, the hard and tough scheming and construction work were then , the opening of the [Waters of Taiwan] was finally finished on February 25, 2000 after numerous efforts and frustrations, we formally stepped toward the infinite field of international marine education and research since then. Under the multiple functional thinking of the museum affairs, the [National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium] also approaches the overall promotion of community, entertainment, international and so forth other than the upgrading of the educational, academic and nursery aspects. In July of the same year, the Aquarium Department of the museum was consigned to [Sea View World Co. Ltd.] for professional operation and management after screening. This act, not only initiated the first case of consigning the national social educational agency to outside operation, but also implemented thoroughly the cooperation concept for professional division of labor.|
In future, the NMMBA will introduce the [World Waters Pavilion] covering the global waters and ancient ocean with the method of combining the aquarium and all digital images following the openings of the [Waters of Taiwan] and the [Coral Kingdom Pavilion]. All progresses are expected to finish at the end of 2007, by the time, the NMMBA will not be only the best museum with international class, but will also write a most brilliant chapter for the Republic of China in the aspects of marine education, research and display going beyond the century.
Visit the website at: www.nmmba.gov.tw .
Feng-Huang-Ku Bird Park, NAN TOU
Ocean World, TAIPEI
Taipei Zoo, TAIPEI
In 1914, when Taiwan was still under Japanese sovereignty, Mr. Oe, a Japanese, established a private zoological garden in Yuan-shan, on the northern suburb of Taipei City.
The Taipei(Taipei pronouced Tie-bay) zoo was privately established by over eighty years ago during the Japanese occupation era. The zoo, located in Yuanshan, was purchased by the Taipei Administration of the Japanese colonial government in 1915. After retrocession, the zoo was renovated and opened to the public. In 1970, the Taipei City Government appropriated neighboring playground to the zoo as a children's recreation area. In this form, the zoo covered an area of 5.8 hectares. During its ten years of operation, Taipei Zoo became a popular recreation center for Taipei residents of all ages.
With increased awareness of ecological issues and the introduction of modern wild animal management, the zoo's role began to change. By incorporating both education and entertainment functions, and including an extensive database, the Taipei Zoo developed into something much more than a conventional recreation and leisure spot; in fact, the most important goals of the Taipei Zoo are now in animal conservation and environmental education. The confined space of the Yuanshan site precluded Taipei Zoo from achieving the standards of a modern zoo, so after 13 years of planning, design, and construction, the Yuanshan site was closed on the August 15, 1986, ending 71 years of operation. The new Taipei Zoo, located in Mucha, was opened in the same year, on October 31.
The new zoo has an area of 165 hectares, of which nearly 100 hectares are now fully utilized. It is surrounded by hills covered in secondary forest, providing natural scenic views. It has attracted over 3 million visitors a year since it opened. Of the indoor displays already open are the Education Center, the Butterfly Aviary, and the Nocturnal Animal House. There are also seven outdoor display areas arranged by subject: the Formosan Animal Area, the Children's Zoo, Asian Tropical Rainforest Animal Area, Desert Animal Area, Australian Animal Area, African Animal Area, and Bird World. There is also a picnic area, a nature reserve, and the Adolescent Physical Training Field for children. Currently under construction are the Polar and Temperate Animal Area, the Aquarium, the Reptile House, and the Insect House. As these are completed, the Taipei Zoo will be able to embark on a new page of its history in the 21st century.
Map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www.zoo.gov.tw .
National Fisheries Center and Aquarium
Dushanbe Zoo, DUSHANABE
Dusit Zoo, BANGKOK
Pata Zoo Co. Ltd., BANGKOK
Safari World, BANGKOK
Chiang Mai Zoo, CHIANG MAI
Khao Kheow Open Zoo, CHONBURI
Visit the website at: www.zoothailand.org/khaowkheow .
Sriracha Tiger Zoo, CHONBURI
Sriracha Tiger Zoo is opened for tourists on April 23, 1997. It is situated at no. 341 Moo 3, Nongkham Sub-district, Sriracha District, Chonburi Province, with the area of more than 100 acres. The zoo consists of more than 200 Bengal tigers and 100,000 crocodiles. In addition to various kinds of animals, it also provides many activities for tourists to enjoy. Visitors can experience natural touch and enjoy the company of tamed animals closely.
Map of the zoo.
Visit the website at: www.tigerzoo.com .
Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, RATCHASIMA
Phuket Zoo, PHUKET
Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, SAMUTPRAKARN
Songkla Zoo, SONGKLA
Ashkhabad Zoo, ASHKHABAD
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium, AL AIN, ABU DHABI
National Avian Research Centre, ABU DHABI
Dubai Zoo, DUBAI
Sheikh Butti Maktoum Wildlife Centre, DUBAI
Arabia's Wildlife Centre, SHARJAH
By the mid 1990's the Sharjah Government had started recognising the need to implement strong environmental policies, including air and water pollution control, the enforcement of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and the protection of the habitat.
For this purpose Animal Management Consultancy was approached for assistance. One of its first tasks was the construction and establishment of a facility to house the Arabian Leopard Breeding Programme. This led to the opening in May 1998 of the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife. Not only does this facility breed the locally endangered wildlife, but also serves as a base for research into all the other species of mammal, reptile, freshwater fish, amphibians and invertebrates which are endemic to the Arabian Peninsula.
Recognizing a primary function as being environmental education, the next step for Animal Management Consultancy was to create an educational zoological facility, based on the best designs and current international zoological park trends. The result is the impressive Arabia's Wildlife Centre.
In establishing conservation projects, Breeding Centre has built up strong ties with facilities, institutes, government departments and field researchers, on both a regional and international basis. This cooperation has made it possible for environmental planning and management to be discussed cooperatively, rather than each area of responsibility dealt with on an individual basis. This holistic approach has reaped great benefits for the wildlife and habitats of Arabia, with expertise and resources being shared amongst people with a common goal.
Visit the website at: www.breedingcentresharjah.com .
Tashkent Zoo, TASHKENT
Termez Zoo, TERMEZ
Hanoi Zoological Park Gardens, HANOI
Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens, HO CHI MINH CITY
Sanaa Zoo, SANAA