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Kolkata, India India
An Average Zoo
Feb 01, 2016 10:09 AM 5889 Views


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Alipore Zoological Garden also known as Alipore Zoo. It was open in 1876. And it the oldest zoological garden of India. It was open by the Britishers, and it has 46.5 acres area inside. This zoological garden had 250 years old giant tortoise, it used to be main attraction for the viewers; unfortunately it died in the year 2006. Recently in 2014 it had a very funny incident. A zebra ran away from its enclosure, it happened early in the morning and it took 45 minutes for the authorities to take control of the zebra.

Recently few members are added to this zoo, like three chimpanzees, eight marmosets and 250 birds, among them marmosets and birds were rescued by Kolkata Police from a illegal animal trader and they handed over them to Kolkata Zoological Garden. Everyday many people come here to see the wild animals and to gather information about their habitat.

And in 1st January of 2015 this zoo created a record of getting maximum number of viewers in a day, and the number is 75000. So it is for sure that it is a great holiday destination for people who stays near by or rather who visits Kolkata. But I must say that authority needs to take some drastic action to improve the living quality of the animals stay here. Quality of habitat that has been given to the animals should have been better. And previously this zoo has gone through some controversies regarding unhealthy habitat of the animal. Now things have improved a lot but still somewhere this zoo is lacking in terms of infrastructure. Although this the oldest zoo of the country however other zoo has gone far ahead than this one. So government should take some serious action to improve situation. And also need to arrange more fund for the betterment of this park as this has all the potential to be one of the best tourist attraction of Kolkata.

This is a good place to visit with your family, if you want then you can go there with your friends too. You can carry food and enjoy a picnic like day along with your family or friend.

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