Indore Zoo (Kamla Nehru Praani Sangraahalaya)
Indore “Zoo” is also known as Kamla Nehru Praani Sangraahalaya. It is a “Zoological” garden in Indore. It is located in Navlakha, Indore. This zoo was established in Navlakha Indore in year 1974.
This zoo is a largest zoo and also oldest zoo of Madhay Pradesh. It is spread over on 51 Acres of land. This zoo is one of the recognized zoo out of total 180 recognized zoos in India.
History About “Indore Zoo”
Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahlaya is one of the recognized zoo under Central Zoo Authority. It is a “Zoological” garden in Indore. This zoo spread over the 51 Acres of land at Navlakha, Indore.
Indore zoo was established in 1974 at navlakha area in only 17 acres of land. Later on in the year 1999 adjoining 32 acres land of Quadibag was acquired by the zoo. Present area of indore zoo is 51.975 acres.
Indore Zoo is known as “Chidiya Ghar”. This zoo is also a center for reproduction, protection and exhibition of animals, plants and their habitats. This zoo has different varieties of animals and birds which have been brought from the different-different part of the world.
The total area of the Indore Zoo is full of the greenery where different variety of plants and trees which gives the natural feeling of forest environment to the the animals.
Importance of Zoo In Educational Department
The Indore Zoo is an ex-situ conservation and breeding center that strives to emerge as a conservation, research and education facility dedicated to the enthusiasm of all wildlife. Indore zoo is also a center for reproduction, protection and exhibition of animals, plants and their habitats.
Apart from serving as a conservation center, education is given top priority at Indore Zoo. From educational prompts to talk shows, workshops, events and seminars; We are dedicated to achieving our common goal of awareness for the production of future wildlife ambassadors.
Here you can now avail the guided tour facilities for your family group, school visit and experience the wonderful wildlife knowledge through experienced guides.
Indore Zoo has offered engaging programs that educate our community about wildlife, help visitors feel connected to animals, and motivate them to take action to preserve the natural world.
Indore Zoo conducts a number of Educational Workshops time to time through various orgainization to provide exceptional wildlife knowledge. Indore zoo has a Conference room facility where the diffrent-different sessions are taken by experts to educate our wildlife and natural enthusiast.
Species at Indore Zoo
Indore Zoo have different-different varities of animals and birds. And maximum animals and birds haven brought from the diffrent parts of the world. Species are avialable in Indore Zoo are Hippopotamus, Himalayan Black Bear, Raccoon, White Peacock, Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Black Buck, Porcupine, Indian Monitor Lizard, Nilgaai (Blue Bull), Flying Squirrel, Crocodile, Ghariyaal, Sloth Bear, Lady Amherst Pheasant, Painted Stork etc.
Indore zoo has total number of 57 animal species and arround 628 speciments. These are classified in the categories: Birds, Reptiles, Herbivorous, Feilds, Canids, Omnivores.
Birds In Zoo
Indore zoo have 28 varities of birds which are as given bellow:
- White Peacock
- Bubo Bubo
- Red Lory
- Sarus Crane
- Rosy Pelican
- Peach faced love bird/ Rosy-Faced Lovebird
- Painted Stork
- Alexandrian Parakeet
- Masked Love birds
- Plum headed Parakeet
- Guinea Fowl
- Blue Fronted Amazon/ Turquoise-fronted amazon
- Barn Owl
- Green Cheeked Conure
- Khaleej Phesant
- Lady Amherst
- Silver Phesant
- Golden Pheasant
- Egyptian Vulture
- Black Kite
- Roseringed Parakeet
Reptiles In Indore Zoo
There are 8 varieties of Reptiles are avaialable in Indore Zoo which are as given below:
- Monitor Lizard
- Red ear Slider
- Indian Rock Python
- Star Tortoise
- Flap shell Turtle
- Green Iguana
Herbivores In Indore Zoo
There are 7 varieties of Herbivores animals are avaialable in Indore Zoo which are as given below:
- Spotted Deer
- Spotted Deer
Felids Or Cat Family in Indore Zoo
There are 4 types of animals which belongs the cat family are avaialable in Indore Zoo which are given below:
- Bengal Tiger
- Asiatic Lion
- Jungle Cat
Canids Or Dog Family In Indore Zoo
There are 4 types of animals which belongs the dag family are avaialable in Indore Zoo which are given below:
- Indian Fox
- Striped Hyena
Omnivores In Indore Zoo
There are the 6 varieties of Omnivores animals are avaialable in Indore Zoo which are given bellow:
- Sloth Bear
- Hanuman Langur
- Palm Civet
Facilities Provided in Indore Zoo
There are various facilities are provided by the management of Indore Zoo such as
- Mirror House
- Butterfly Park
- Cloak Room
- Children’s Park
- Rest Areas / Sit-outs / Visitor Sheds
- First-aid facility
- Wheelchairs (10 nos. available free of charge)
- Drinking water (free of charge)
- Food Zone / Chaat Choupati
Address of Indore Zoo
Address- A. B. Road, near Central Museum Indore, Navlakhaa, Indore, MP, India – 452001
Area / Landmark: Navlakhaa /Central Museum Indore
Best Time To Vist Indore Zoo
Indore Zoo opens 6 days in a week from Tuesday to Sunday. On Monday Indore zoo is closed. And the timing of Indore zoo opens 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. And the time required to visit complete zoo is minimum 2hrs. So you can visit this place at anyb time when it opens. You must have to visit this Zoo to get the knowledge about the wildlife.
Charges at Indore Zoo
The entry of Indore Zoo is not free you have to pay charges to visit this place. You have to pay ₹10 for per persons to visit this place. If you have to carry camera for clicking the picture so you have pay ₹ 30.00 per equipment and ₹ 50.00 per equipment for video camera.
How to Reach Indore Zoo
Indore Zoo is at a very Prime location you can get esialy transport to reach this place. You can reach Indore Zoo via personal vehicles and also for public vehicles such as Rickshaw, City Bus, I-Bus etc. A very good arrangement of parking 2 and 4 wheeler at Indore Zoo. You must have to visit this place.