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Van Vihar National Park - Bhopal India

About Van Vihar National Park Van Vihar was declared as National Park on 26th January 1983. It covers an areas of 445.21 ha. Once a barren area, it has now been transformed in to an oasis of greenery. This is a unique zoo of the country, as the animals are kept here in near natural conditions. Country to the popular belief, animals are not captured from the forests for bringing them here. Most of the animals kept here are either orphaned animals brought here from all parts of Madhya Pradesh or those which have been exchanged with other zoos.


Location: It is located in the heart of the Bhopal city and is easily accessible by road, train and by air. It is situated at a distance of 5 Km Each from the bus stand and Railway station and 10 Km from the Airport.


Aims and objectives: Protection and conservation of wild animals in near natural habitat. Breeding of wild animals as per Central Zoo Authority guidlines and release of captive bred animals in to the wild. To bring awarenes among general public on the need for wildlife conservation and to foster a feeling of sympathy among zoo visitors for wild animals. To provide an opportunity for scientific stusies on wildlife conservation.


Van Vihar National Park have number of carnivore, herbivore, reptiles with a large number of local and migratory birds. Animals you can see in a single visit, Tiger, White tiger, Leopard, White Bear, Sloath bear, Hyaena, Cheetal, Sambar, Neelgai, Chousingha, Black buck, Aligator, Crocodile

Biodiversity : Van Vihar categorises animals in two categories, captive and herbivores
Nearest Railway Station : Bhopal Junction
Nearest Airport : Bhopal
Established : 1983
Area : 4.48 km2

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