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Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad

The Nehru zoological park is located in the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The park covers an area of around 1.2sq.kms, which abounds in natural vegetation cover. In addition to animals, the park also has a pre-historic dinosaur park, a nocturnal park, mini train, natural history museum, animal rides etc.

Sometimes, the animals from this zoo are transported to other sanctuaries or parks so as to check the depletion of that particular animal.

Fauna- The Nehru zoological park is a dwelling place of wide array of animals. Some of the common animals that can be see are Chimpanzee, Mandril, Baboons, Chacma, Rhesus, Monkeys, Common langurs, India & African lions, Panthers, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Hyenas, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Zebras, Black buck, Hippopotamus, Antelopes, American bison, Sambhar, Chousingha, Deer, Chinkara etc.

Reptiles- The Park also comprises of various reptiles like estuarine crocodiles, Star tortoises, monitor lizards, hooded Indian Cobra, Giant rock-python, chameleons, tree snakes and many more.

Avifauna- One can see here various species of birds like Falcons, Vultures, pheasants, Kites, Eagles, and Hawks etc.

Established : 1959
Area : 380 acres
Nearest Airport : Hyderabad
Nearest Railway Station : Hyderabad
Opened for Public : 1963
A Prehistoric Animal Section : It has a prehistoric animal section, which houses animals not normally seen during the day and to view these rare nocturnal animals and birds like Lorises, Civets, Bats, in the daytime, a special system of lighting, which simulates bright moonlight, is arranged. It is the premier picnic spot for the twin-cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
A Safari Expedition : The zoo is the first in India to have lion safari and tiger safari. Its undulating landscape provides a natural setting displayed in large habitat-simulating enclosures. Inside the zoo grounds is a Natural History Museum.
Timing : April to June: 8:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m July to March: 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m Zoo is closed on Mondays
Entry Fee : Rs 20 per adult and Rs 10 per child.

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