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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Nandankanan zoological park

I do not prefer to visit Zoo due to bad condition of Indian zoo. When i came to know that Nandankanan zoological park is the First zoo in the country to become a member of World Association of Zoos & Aquariums and have famous white tiger safari then thought to give a try.
My wife and i started the journey in afternoon from Bhubaneswar. It was half an hour drive from the city. 

Adopt-an-Animal is also an interesting new initiative by Zoo to help involve the general public in animal conservation and raise money. People can adopt for as small as 500 rupees for a small birds to 100000 rupees for a tiger for a year.
Entrance of Nandankanan zoological park
Entrance of Nandankanan zoological park
We bought ticket at the entrance hall. After entering the main gate  there is beautiful fountain inside.  Zoo is covered with dense forest . There were many monkey roaming inside the Zoo.

Aviary section was our first stop. There is a big open aviary section covered with net. Infact there is a small pond and many large tree inside the net. The whole net is supported by long bamboos bundle.

Brahminy Kite at Nandankanan zoological park
mandarin duck at nandankanan zoological park
Mandarin duck at nandankanan zoological park
Black swan at Nandankanan zoological park
There are many large mammal inside the park. All are provided with large enclosed area for comfortable imprisonment.
Rhinoceros at Nandankanan zoological park
Rhinoceros at Nandankanan zoological park
Rhinoceros at Nandankanan zoological park
Rhinoceros at Nandankanan zoological park
hippopotamus at Nandankanan zoological park
Hippopotamus at Nandankanan zoological park
Orangutan at Nandankanan zoological park
Orangutan at Nandankanan zoological park
Deer  at Nandankanan zoological park
Deer  at Nandankanan zoological park
                      
chimpanzees at nandankanan zoological park
There is a reptile section Displaying different type of snakes, tortoise and alligators.
crocodiles at nandankanan zoological park
monitor lizard at nandankanan zoological park
monitor lizard at nandankanan zoological park

We bought ticket for the safari. It included White tiger, lion, bear and deer safari. We waited for almost half an hour on our safari bus after tyre puncture. Luckily it was drizzling and we were enjoying the pleasant weather.We passed through the jungle in our safari bus. We could see many many peacocks displaying colorful feathers in the wild.
 We were lucky to see two white tiger with their kill.First tiger was having a deer cub in mouth and other was playing near by.
 White tiger at nandankanan zoological park
 White tiger at nandankanan zoological park
Lion at nandankanan zoological park
 Lions at nandankanan zoological park
Bear at nandankanan zoological park
Bear at nandankanan zoological park
Bear at nandankanan zoological park

Zoo was better than my expectation. There is also restaurant, toy train and many facilities  inside the zoo. I could not stayed longer due to time limit.