In Nature's Lap - Lucknow Zoo
The Zoo is located in the heart of the Capital city of Utthar Pradesh. It is being managed as a trust, by the group of authorities. It is a large zoo and the total area is 71.6 acres (or so). It has veterinarians who look after the health. The diet is properly checked and sterilized and supplemented with vitamins from time to time.
Lucknow Zoo was found in 1921 with the name "Prince of Walse Zoo". The Zoo has about 430 mammals, 216 birds, 40 reptiles and a total of 97 different species of wild animals.
Some prime possessions are the Royal Bengal Tiger, Wolf, Hoolock Gibbon, Himalyan Black Bear, Indian Rhinoceros, Black buck, Swamp Deer, Barking Deer, Hog Deer, Asiatic Elephant, Giraffe, Zebra, Common Otters, Hill Mynahs, Giant Squirrels, Great Pied Hornbill, Golden Pheasant, Silver Pheasant etc.
The Zoo is successfully breeding many species. Lucknow zoo takes up breeding of famed white tigers.
In addition one can see Aquarium, Crocodile Sections and other beautiful European Sculptures. For snakes, water and cold-drinks you can visit a restaurant near Museum however it is little costly. Other facilities are also available.
The zoo has a newly constructed Nature Interpretation Center where "Touch Table Programmers" are held every Friday for school children. Here, they are given hands-on experience and information about the skins of various animals, eggs of birds/pheasants, tusk of elephant and plaster cast of Tiger pug marks. They also show one wildlife movie to encourage people about wildlife.
Entry fee is Rs. 20 and Rs 25/- on holidays. Fish house and Museum cost extra ticket (Rs 5/-).