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A Complete Listing Of All Current & Former Zoos and Animal Collections In Asia & The Middle East


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.

Chittagong Zoo

Comilla Zoo

Khulna Zoo

Rajshahi Zoo

Rangpur Zoo


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.

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Blue Zoo Aquarium, BEIJING 

Blue Zoo

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.


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

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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


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



Mini Zoo

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.


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


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


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


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


Life Science Corner, BURDWAN

Krishna Sayar Snake 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


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


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


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


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


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


I.V.R.I. Van Prani Udyan, IZATNAGAR


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


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


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


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


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


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

Mragvanchitorgarh, 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 km²) 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

Leisure and Cultural Services Department - 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.

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SAR Ocean Park

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Tasman Safari

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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 º and 24 º 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.

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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

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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 !!!
Thank you!

Neomi Gal - Director of the "helping – zoo"
+ the Association for aiding the handicapped
through animal care

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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.

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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

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Jerusalem Bird Observatory, JERUSALEM



Monkey Park, KFAR-DANIEL



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. 

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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.

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Abu-Kabir University Zoo, TEL-AVIV

Tel-Aviv Bird Park, TEL-AVIV

Yagur Kibbutz Zoo, KIBBUTZ YAGUR



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.

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Zofar Antelope Farm, ZOFAR

101 km Oazis Zoo, 101 km


Sapporo Maruyama Zoo, SAPPORO

Sunpiaza Aquarium, SAPPORO

Asahikawa Asahiyama Zoo, ASAHIKAWA

Kushiro Zoo, KUSHIRO 

Otaru Aquarium, OTARU

Noshappu Kanryu Aquarium, WAKKANAI

Obihiro Zoo, OBIHIROI

Akita Omoriyama Zoo, AKITA

Oga Aquarium, OJIKA

Aomori Asamushi Aquarium, AOMORI

Fukushima Aquarium, IWAKI

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 Zoo Net 

Tokyo Sea Life Park, EDOGAWA

Edogawa Zoo, EDOGAWA

Hamura Zoological Park, HAMURA

Hiroo Aquamuseum, HIROO

Yomiuri Land Marine Aquarium, INAGI

Oshima Park Zoo, OSHIMA 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Port of Nagoya Aqarium, NAGOYA

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Toyohashi Zoological & Botanical Garden, TOYOHASHI

Toyota Kuragaike Park, TOYOTA

Sabae Nishiyama Park Zoo, SABAE

Etizen Matsusima Aquarium, SAKAI


 Ishikawa Zoo, KANAZAWA

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

Aquamarine, Fukushima

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Kyoto Municipal Zoo, KYOTO

Miyazu E. L. Aquarium, MIYAZUI

Japan Serow Center, KOMONO

Shima Marineland, SHIMA

Toba Aquarium, TOBA CITY

50th Anniversary TOBA AQUARIUM JAPAN

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Futami Sea Paradise, WATARAI

Ayameike Zoo, NARA

Hirakata Park, HIRAKATA

Satsukiyama Zoo, IKEDA

Minsk Park Zoo & Aquarium, MISAKI

Osaka Aquarium, OSAKA 

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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.

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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

Hetaunda 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


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.

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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.

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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

Bawalpur Zoo

Jungle Kingdom

Landhi Korangi Zoo

Clifton Aquarium

Jallore Park

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

Avilon Zoo



Jeddah Zoo, Jeddah

King Khalid Wildlife Research Center, RIYADH

Riyadh Zoological Gardens, RIYADH

National Wildlife Research Center, TAIF


Singapore Zoological Gardens

Opened in:
23 June 1973

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Jurong Bird Park

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.


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.

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Dal-Sung Park of Daegu City, DAEGU

Farm Land Zoo, KYONGGI-DO

Denny's Wild World, Sung-Nam, KYUNG-GEE

Everland Zoological Gardens, SEOUL

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Children's Grand Park, SEOUL

Seoul Grand Park Zoo, SEOUL

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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 ! 


Colombo Zoo

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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.

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Dehiwala Zoo



National Museum of Marine Biology/Aquarium, KAOHSIUNG

 The logo of National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

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.

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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.

The map of Taipei Zoo

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National Fisheries Center and Aquarium

P'eng-hu Aquarium

Keeleng 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

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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.

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Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo, RATCHASIMA

Phuket Zoo, PHUKET

Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo, SAMUTPRAKARN

Songkla Zoo, SONGKLA



Ashkhabad Zoo, ASHKHABAD



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.

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Tashkent Zoo, TASHKENT

Termez Zoo, TERMEZ



Hanoi Zoological Park Gardens, HANOI

Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens, HO CHI MINH CITY



Sanaa Zoo, SANAA