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Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad

Nehru Zoological Park in HyderabadIndia is said to be a land of diversity not only because of the people but also due to the flora and fauna prevalent here. The Nehru Zoological Park, commonly known as the Hyderabad Zoo is located near Mir Alam Tank. It was established in 1959 and was opened for public on 6th October 1963. It is named after the late prime minister of our country, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and is regulated by the forest department of the Andhra Pradesh Government.

About Hyderabad Zoo

The zoo covers an area of over 380 acres and serves as an exotic destination for all sort of excursions attracting large number of wild life lovers from all over the world. The zoo incorporates state of the art facilities such as modern display enclosures and natural habitat for animals to name a few. It boasts of being a pioneer in successful breeding of various animals and birds like Indian Rhino, Tiger, Orangutan and Python etc. saving them from extinction and providing them with a home along with other exotic and endangered species. Presently, the zoo has more than 250 species of animals, birds and reptiles.

Miralam Tank Lake

The Miralam Tank Lake is the home of various native and migratory birds because of its unique arched bund. It is approximately two hundred years old and attracts hundreds of migratory birds every year. The zoo provides the visitors with a chance to capture the mesmerizing beauty of the landscape through a boat ride.

Inhabitants of Nehru Zoological Park

List of Carnivores in Hyderabad Zoo

Known to many as the Sher Khan of Jungle Book, The Bengal Tiger lives in the calm and serene atmosphere of the Nehru Zoological Park along with his family of nine white tigers. The zoo also has Asiatic and African lions, panthers, jaguars and pumas hailing from North and South America who captivate the visitors by their looks and physical abilities.

You can also get a look of the endangered Indian wolves at the park along with their other canine family of jackals, foxes and hyenas. Other carnivores residing in the Nehru Zoological Park are listed below:
  • Himalayan Black Bear
  • Malayan Black Bear
  • Small Indian Civet
  • Clawed Otter
  • Mongoose
  • Sloth Bear

List of Herbivores in Hyderabad Zoo

The zoo has a large number of herbivores ranging from Majestic Indian Elephants to spectacular Indian wild asses. The Maharaja Elephant ride offered by the zoo gives you a chance to get closer to all the live action. Given below is a list of other herbivores residing in the Nehru Zoological Park:

  • Four Horned Antilope
  • Samber Deer
  • Gaur
  • Indian Rhino
  • Brow Antler Deer
  • Hippopotamus
  • Flying Fox
  • Nilgai

List of Primates in Hyderabad Zoo

  • African Green Monkey
  • Capped Langur
  • Lion Tail Monkey
  • Slender Loris
  • Orangutan
  • Golden Langur

List of Reptiles in Hyderabad Zoo

  • Bamboo Pit Viper
  • Common Rat Snake
  • Green Iguana
  • Indian Mud Turtle
  • Indian Bronze Keel Back
  • King Kobra
  • Giant Tortoise

List of Birds in Hyderabad Zoo

  • White Peacock
  • Indian Parrot
  • Golden Cherry Lovebird
  • Falcon
  • Hawk
  • Eagle
  • Penguin

List of Nocturnals and Rodents in Hyderabad Zoo

  • Barn Owls
  • Fruit Bats
  • Rabbits
  • Flying Foxes
  • Hedge Hogs
  • Slow Lorises

Timings of the Zoo

April to June: 8: 30 AM to 5: 30 PM
July to March: 8: 30 AM to 5: 00 PM
Closed on: Monday

Entrance Charges
Adult : Rs 20
Child: Rs 10

Other Charges

Safari Charges: Rs 25 for adult and Rs 10 for child
Regular Elephant Ride: Rs 15
Maharaja Elephant Ride: Rs 50
Personal Car facility: Rs 500 (max. 5 persons)
Lorries and Truck are also offered for the purpose of film shooting by paying Rs 1500

Guest house facility is also available at the following rates:
Rs 200 for 10 Persons.
Rs 2000 for more than 10 persons
Note:- Advance booking has to be made at the Director’s Office in order to avail the guest house facility.

Camera Charges:
Amateur Photography Camera : Rs 20
Professional Photography Camera: Rs 500
Amateur Video Camera: Rs 100
Professional Video Camera: Rs 500

Some instructions for the visitors:
  • Please Keep the premises clean and help in maintaining the atmosphere of the park.
  • Do not try to intimidate the animals by your actions or practices of any sort.
  • Do not feed the animals anything as it may have adverse effects on them.
  • Please co-operate with the management and help us in effective running of the zoo.

Quick Facts:-


Nehru Zoological Park
Hyderabad – 500264
Andhra Pradesh, India
Contact:- 040 2447 7355

Map of Nehru Zoological Park

Map of Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad

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