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About Alipore Zoological Gardens

The Alipore Zoological Gardens, also known as Alipore Zoo or Calcutta Zoo, happens to be India's oldest formally recognized zoological park. Covering a large area, it has been running as a zoo since the year 1876. It was home to the now deceased Aldabra giant tortoise named Adwaita, which was said to have lived for over 250 years until its death in the year 2006. The zoo is now gaining credibility for its captive breeding program involving the Manipur brow-antlered deer. The year 2015 brought with it the birth of two new animals in the zoo--a Grant zebra and an Indian Muntjac. The zoo is now in the process of downsizing its tourist activities to meet animal comfort requirements laid down according to the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI) and is increasing the number of open air enclosures available for the animals. Do visit the place but maintain the dignity of the life of these endangered species while you are there.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Family
  • Entry Fee Zoo: INR 20 Aquarium: INR 5 Video: INR 250
  • Closed On Thursdays
  • Allowed Footwear, Camera

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