Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park is the largest zoo in the city, located near 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 km²) and has a wide selection of animals - nearly 1,500 species of birds, animals and reptiles are housed here. The zoo runs different safari trips every day, such as Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, Bear Safari, and Butterfly Safari. Other attractions include elephant rides, a natural history museum, and a children's train. Still many more photos to shoot which includes Crocodiles, Snakes, Hippopotamus,Giraffe, Butterfly Park, Chimpanzee and many more. So planned to visit again.

Location : 16 km. from Hyderabad
Timings : April to June: 8.00 AM to 5.30 PM July to March : 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Open : Every day (Except Monday)
Entry into the Zoo :
Child : Rs. 5.00,
Adult : Rs. 10.00
Train ride and Elephandt ride : Rs. 2.00, Adult: Rs. 10.00 (approx.)
Safari ride : Rs. 5.00, Adult: Rs. 15.00 (approx.)

Primates like Chimpanzee from Central Africa, Mandrill, Orangatun, Chacma, Olive and yellow baboons (in open islands) etc. and Indian primates include Rhesus, Bonnet, and Monkeys (stump-tailed, lion-tailed and pig-tailed), Golden and common langurs are housed in the zoo. Carnivores like African and Indian lions, Tigers, panthers, jackals, wolves, hyenas, bears etc and reptiles like Giant/ Star tortoises, water turtles, Estuarine crocodiles in open pools, Monitor lizards and chameleons share enclosures, hooded Indian Cobra, Russels Viper, Giant rock-python, tree snakes etc are also found here. Elephants, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Zebras, American bison, Antelopes, Black buck, Chousingha, Chinkara, Deer, Sambhar, Brow Antler Deer etc. are the herbivores one can enjoy watching.

The lions, both African and Indian are exhibited in this Zoo. It is a treat for the visitors to visit the only safari park for Indian Lions in Asia, with almost natural forest setting. The Tigers both white and normal have their own forest glades. The Panthers (normal&black) are exhibited in large enclosures with rock cliffs. Others include the Wolves, Jackals, Foxes and Hyena. The Weasel group is represented by Ratel and others.

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