Timings : Thursday - Monday: 09:30 AM - 06:00 PMClosed on Wednesday
Entry Fee : Adults (Indians): INR 15 Children: INR 5 Foreign Nationals: INR 25Handicapped and Blind (upon showing proof ID): Free entry
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Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park is a famous tourist and recreational attraction in Pune. The zoo expands over an area of 130 acres. The Central Zoo Authority thus identifies the Zoological Park as a considerably large Zoo. Its location near the Katraj Lake makes it a preferred attraction for picnics and outings. It is, therefore, flocked by the locals, especially the animal and nature lovers, at least every weekend. The Zoo is also considered an educational attraction as people get to learn more about the animals in the Zoo and also spend quality time with their dear ones.
Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park has been home to various species of animals for quite some time. Here, they are provided an environment as close as possible to their natural environment and they are taken care of till they live there. To ease the maintenance, the Zoological Park has been divided into four section - the Katraj Lake, the Zoo, an Animal Orphanage and the Snake Park. At present, over 100 personnel are involved in maintaining the Zoo that houses a total of 362 animals including endangered species. Visitors can explore all these sections and see the animals to their heart’s content.