Destination Covered: Bhubaneswar –Nandankanan Zoo
In the morning, after breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to nandan kanan approx 16 kms.Spread in an area of 400 hectares of land, Nandankanan Zoological Park is the first zoo in India that is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is around 20 km from the Bhubaneshwar city and is one of the best places for kids in Orissa . This zoo is also India’s first captive gharial breeding center.
Nandankanan lies amidst the luxurious Chandaka forest and also owns Kanjia Lake.
There are 47 open-moated enclosures and 54 cages in Nandankanan Zoological Park where there are 126 species of animals including 40 mammal species, 24 species of reptiles, and 56 kinds of avifauna species. The z oo has a total of essential items for the animals inside the park.
Some of the attractions in Na ndankanan that offered India’s first white tiger safari, include Reptile Park, aerial ropeway, a joyride in toy train, cable car and boating1580 animals with 812 birds, 634 mammals and 134 reptiles. Visitors can also spot 88 local species an d 32 exotic animal species, along with the rare White Tigers (34). African Lion, Grant’s Zebra, Giraffe and Gaur are the other latest additions in t he zoo.
The collection at the zoo com prises of 6 endangered bird species, 15 endangered mammal species, and 10 species of endangered reptiles. This Zoological Park also runs ‘ Adopt an Animal project’ where people can sponsor food and other kinds of.
During animal safari in Nan dankanan, visitors can spot animals and birds like Indian crocodiles, black buck, Himala yan black bear, nilgiri Langur, lion-tailed m acaques, Indian pangolin, Patas monkey, Burmese Python, Indian Pangolin, Orang-Utan, Open-billed Stork, Nicobar Pigeon, Green-winged Macaws, Malayan Giant squirrel, Salt water crocodile, Hippopotamus, Brow-antlered d eer, and more.