General InformationDate of Establishment-
The National Zoological Park is situated near to the Purana Qila (Old Fort) in Delhi.About the National Zoological Park!
The National Zoological Park of Delhi is situated near the Purana Qila and is reckoned as one of the best zoos in Asia. The park was established in the year 1959. The park covers a vast tract of land i.e. around 214acres of land. The zoo is the ideal picnic spot for school children. The park has a Kos Minar, which was erected in the 17th century by Jehangir, the son of great emperor Akbar. The park is well designed by Carl Hagenbeck of West Germany and Major Weinman of Sri Lanka.
The pathway has various arrow marks printed on them. These arrow marks helps the tourists in the better viewing of the zoo and also saves their time. One can also find a large number of open-roofed mobile vans, which takes a group of people through the whole zoo. During winters, huge crowds of people come to the place and enjoy their time lying on the lush green grass. The administrative building is located within the park itself. The park also has a library, where one can get all the required information regarding the wildlife. One can also find a cafeteria located outside the zoo.Flora-
The zoo is covered with a rich natural vegetation cover that comprises of various species of plants & trees. There are around 200 species of trees like hanging Alamtas hedges, Lahura trees, bistendu, bamboo etc.Fauna-
There are more than 2000 species available in the Delhi zoological park. Some of animals seen here include African Wild Buffalo, Zebras, Gir Lion, Spider monkey, Macaque, Hyenas, Banteng, Peafowl, Axis deer, Emu, Hog Dear, Fallow deer, Hippopotamus, Jaguar, White tiger, leopard, crocodiles, python, spotted deer, barking deer and many more. How to reach!Rail-
Delhi is the headquarters of the Northern Indian railway and thus is well connected to all parts of India.Air-
Delhi has both domestic as well as international airport.Road-
Delhi is well connected by road to major cities in India.