Friday, 10 May 2013

Alipore Zoo/Zoological Garden Kolkata, India

About Alipore Zoo/Zoological Garden                    

In 1876, Edward VII, Prince of Wales, formally inaugurated the Alipore Zoo. The zoo is home to various exotic animals like Royal Bengal Tiger, Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Indian Elephant, White Tiger, Grant’s Zebra, Antelope, Deer and more.

The zoo is also the home to various attractive birds like Macaws and Lorikeet, colorful birds like Swinhoe’s Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant and Golden Pheasant, large birds like Ostrich, Emu, Hornbills and more. During the winter season, it also becomes the home to few migratory birds like the Sarus Crane.