literally meaning "The Garden of Heaven"

Zoological Park along with the State Botanical Garden and Kanjia lake has been notified as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1979 over an area of 3.47 square kilometers. Many free living wildlife including 13 species of mammals,15 species of reptiles, 71 species of birds, 20 species of amphibians, 85 species of butterflies, 55 species of dragon flies & damsel flies and 51 species of spiders have been documented so far in Nandankanan Wildlife sanctuary.  704 species of plants have also been recorded inside the sanctuary area.