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Nehru Zoological Park

Nehru Zoological Park
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.)

Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was established on 26 October 1959 with a view to develop a Modern Zoo with simulated natural environment. It is located at about 16 kms from the Hyderabad Bus stand. It is spread across 300 acres of lush green land which is one biggest zoo in the country. In this zoo, there are about 1,500 different kinds of animals are present. Other attraction in the park is that a lion safari park is located in the park. It is recommended must see sight. In this park there is also a natural history museum and a children park. It is the premier picnic spot of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

The Nehru Zoological Park which was declared open to the public on 6th October 1963 has bred some notable exotic and indigenous animals and birds like the Indian Rhino, Asiatic Lion, Tiger, Panther, Giraffe and Gaur etc., a number of Deer and Antelopes. In fact, animals bred in the Zoo have been distributed to various Deer parks and also sanctuaries for restoring the depleted animals.

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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