What is special about Mysore Zoo?

Mysore Zoo (Now Mysuru Zoo) (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.

How many animals are there in Mysore Zoo?

1 450
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens/Number of animals

Located within an area of 157 acres (64 hectares), Mysore Zoo is the second most visited place in Mysore after Mysore Palace. It is currently an abode to 1,450 specimens of animals and birds consisting of 168 species belonging to more than 25 countries.

Who started Mysore Zoo?

Chamaraja Wodeyar X
Mysuru Zoo (Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden) was started in 1892 by Chamaraja Wodeyar X, then the King of Mysuru. Initially as a private Zoo and was named as Khas-Bangale. It was also called as Thamasha Bangale.

What is the area of Mysore Zoo?

99 ha
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens/Area

Which is the best time to visit Mysore Zoo?

Best time to visit to Mysore Zoo Mysore zoo timings are 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. However, if you like bird watching then the best time to visit in morning as birds are said to be more active during early hours of the day.

Which day Mysore Palace closed?

Mysore Maharaja Palace Sound and Light Show Timings 07.00 pm – 07.40 pm on weekdays (Monday to Saturday) except Sundays, National Holidays and State Festivals.

Which is oldest zoo in India?

The oldest zoo in indian history – 1892 – Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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What is the name of Tiger in Mysore Zoo?

tiger Agasthya
Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has adopted nine-year-old tiger Agasthya at the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysore zoo) for one year from Wednesday, executive director of the zoo K.B. Markandaiah said.

How many giraffes are there in Mysore Zoo?

The Zoo has four female and three male giraffes at present.

What is the entry fee for Mysore zoo?

Rs.50 per person
There is a minimal entry fees for entering the zoo. During weekdays, entry fee for Mysore zoo is Rs. 50 per person for adults and Rs. 20 per person for children between the age group of 5 to 12 years.

Is Mysore zoo open after lockdown?

Zoos in Bengaluru (Bannerghatta) and Mysuru remain closed. All zoos in the state had been closed since April 24 due to lockdown and other Covid-19 restrictions. Ajit M Kulkarni, executive director of the Mysore zoo, said that the only major change in protocol now would be visitors strictly needing to wear masks.