Top 10 Largest Zoo in India

Here are the top 10 largest zoos in India based on the size of their land area and the number of animal species they house.

1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - Spread over an area of 1,265 acres, it is one of the largest zoos in India and is home to a wide range of animals, including tigers, lions, elephants, and more.

2. Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - Covering an area of 5,532 acres, it is one of the largest zoos in Asia. It houses a diverse collection of animals, including Indian elephants, Indian rhinoceros, and various bird species.

3. Mysuru Zoo, Mysuru, Karnataka - Spanning across 157 acres, Mysuru Zoo is one of the oldest and largest zoos in India. It is known for its breeding programs and conservation efforts for endangered species like the Indian white tiger and Indian elephants.

4. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, Telangana - Spread over 380 acres, this zoo is home to around 1,500 animals, including lions, tigers, giraffes, and several species of birds and reptiles.

5. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Bhubaneswar, Odisha - With an area of 437 acres, Nandankanan Zoological Park is known for its successful breeding programs for white tigers and Indian pangolins. It also houses other animals like lions, elephants, and crocodiles.

6. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - Covering an area of 625 acres, this zoo is home to a wide variety of animal species, including big cats, primates, reptiles, and birds.

7.  Bannerghatta Biological Park, Bengaluru, Karnataka - With an area of 104.27 square kilometers, this park comprises a zoo, a butterfly park, a safari, and a rescue center. It houses various animals, including tigers, lions, elephants, and a wide range of bird species.

8. Alipore Zoological Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal - Spanning across 46.5 acres, it is the oldest zoological park in India. The zoo is known for its breeding programs for Royal Bengal tigers, Indian rhinoceros, and Asiatic lions.

9. Zoological Garden, Alipore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - With an area of 71.6 acres, this zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, including lions, tigers, and a diverse range of bird and reptile species.

10. Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - Covering an area of 117 acres, this zoo houses various animals, including lions, tigers, elephants, and several species of primates.