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Mysore Zoo In Mysore, Karnataka

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About Mysore Zoo in Mysore

Mysore zoo, also known as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, was established in the year 1892 by the Royals of Mysore and is one of the oldest zoos in the India. It is one of Mysore’s most popular attractions and the second most visited place after Mysore Palace. Mysore zoo park was originally built on 10 acres of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar and was called the Palace Zoo. It was handed over to the Zoo Authority of Karnataka in 1979. After acquiring an artificial lake and the Karanji tank with an artificial island as a sanctuary for birds in Mysore zoo, this zoo stands on a staggering 157-acres of land. With a long history of 125 years, the zoo houses more than 1450 specimens belonging to 168 species in natural enclosures.

Mysore Zoo animals include various Indian species like Gaur, Bisons, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Black buck, Bears, Barking Deer, and a great number of Elephants. Other exotic animals present here are Giraffe, Zebra, African elephants, Otters, Chimpanzees and others. Mysore zoo is the only zoo in India to have a Gorilla. The reptile section includes a number of Cobras, Python and the star of the place, a Turtle.

A massive aviary with a bridge passing right through the centre is located inside the zoo where visitors can observe a diverse species of bird like Spoonbill, Painted stork, Hornbill, Flamingos, Sarus Cranes and various types of Ducks, Geese and so on.

The Mysore zoo also runs an animal adoption program where the general public is encouraged to adopt the animals for a specific period of time.


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    Yes. The battery operated vehicles are available inside the zoo for adults, children (5 - 12 years) and senior citizens at 150 INR, 75 INR and 75 INR respectively.

    Yes. Fresh food is available inside for the visitors.

    It would be best if you visit the Mysore zoo early in the morning or in the evening. The animals don't come out between this time due to the heat.

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