Established in the year 1959, Delhi National Zoological Park lies near the famous Old Fort. One of the best zoos in the entire Asian continent, its uniqueness is that it tries to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and birds houses here. It proves to be an ideal picnic spots, especially in winters, and is spread over an area of 214 acres. National Zoological Gardens of New Delhi houses more than 2,000 species of animals and birds.
Belonging to different places like Africa, America, Australia, etc,
these animals and birds find a home at this zoo. The entrance to the
Delhi Zoo consists of the Mughal Kos Minar. The winding pathway, laid
with the red Badarpur gravel, swerves off into two directions after
approximately one km. Along with the wildlife on both the sides, the
right side of the zoo also consists of a library, a storehouse of
information on animals, birds, plants, rare zoological species, etc in
Wildlife at Delhi Zoo
The right walkway brings you to the cages of the animals such as
Chimpanzee, Hippopotamus, Spider monkey, African Wild Buffalo, Gir Lion
and Zebras etc. While, the left one leads you to the enclosures of the
water animals. You cal also see a number of migratory birds like
Peafowl, Hyenas, Macaque, Jaguar, etc in the swamps made for the water
birds. At the heart of the zoo, lies the underground Reptile Home
complex for the nocturnal animals like King Cobra, Pythons and a number
of other species.
Fauna at Delhi Zoo
There are approximately 200 varieties of trees in the National
Zoological Park of Delhi, properly displayed with their respective
descriptions. Some of them are hanging deep yellow Alamtas or the
Phulahi hedges, drought resistant Lahura trees, Delhi Bistendu, etc.
The best way to view New Delhi National Zoological Gardens is on an
open-roofed mobile van, available at affordable charges within the zoo.
There is also a cafeteria outside the zoo.