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celebrates 57th Foundation Day

The Nandankanan Zoological Park on Thursday celebrated its 57th foundation day unveiling a slew of new facilities including online ticketing system for the ease of people.

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Book on 'Amphibians of Nandankanan'

A book entitled “Amphibians of Nandankanan” has been published which documented the amphibian diversity (20 species) inside the sanctuary area.

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Nature Interpretation Centre

The Nature Interpretation Centre has been established near the entrance gate.The Centre has display boards, models and audiovisual aids depicting the importance of Zoological Park and other important wildlife areas of Odisha.It also displays the activities behind the scenes for creating awareness amongst the visitors.

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Open top Leopard enclosure

The new open top Leopard enclosure in Nandankanan is one among the very few in the country which attempts to exhibit this species in a large naturalistic enclosure which is open to the sky. This enclosure has been designed aesthetically to maximise visitor satisfaction without compromising the safety and security of the animal as well as visit

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Book on ‘Nandankanan-Faunal Diversity’

A book titled ‘Nandankanan-Faunal Diversity’ has been released during 2010 documenting the brief biology of all the animals at Nandankanan. It also enumerates the free ranging animals of the Sanctuary area.

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Herbivore Safari

Herbivore safari is established in the year 2012 extending over an area of with a road network of 2 Km. length. The safari houses Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Sambars, Four horned antelope, wild boar, jungle fowls, peafowls etc.

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Walk Through Aviary

The walk-through aviary has a cascading waterfall and a meandering water channel of 58 m length having two arched cross over bridge along the 216 m laterite stone paved walking path with separate entry and exit points. In addition to the existing large and small trees, hundreds of selective plants have been planted to provide perches and hiding

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Reptile Interpretation Centre

An Reptile Interpretation Centre depicting the evolution and biology of reptiles has been established in the entrance of reptile park displaying models of prehistoric animals.

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Amphibian Enclosure

Nandankanan is the first premier large zoo to exhibit amphibians. An amphibian enclosure has been established with viewers gallery over a plinth area .

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Attractive Small Mammal Enclosure Complex

There are several types of mammals in nandankanan. Small mammals are comparatively easy to study. General principles of small mammals ecology are quite well known

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Large Bird Aviary

Here is one of the best maintained with lots of colourful birds. The main attraction is the Open Aviary where the birds fly around freely.

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Booklet on ‘Butterflies of Nandankanan’

The state has now got it`s first Butterfly Park at the botanical garden of Nandankanan, which was inaugurated on Thursday by Forest and Environment Minister Bijayshree Routray.

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Bear Safari

Nandankanan Zoological Park is one of the premier large zoos in India and was established on 29th December, 1960. The White tiger Safari and the Lion Safari was established in the year 1991 and 1984 respectively. The Herbivore safari was created in the Park in the year 2011.

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WORLD WILDLIFE DAY

The World Wildlife Day was celebrated at Nandankanan Zoological Park on 3rd March 2017 to create awareness among people about current threats to wildlife and conservation efforts to save them.

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World Wetlands Day

World Wetlands Day, 2017 was celebrated on 2nd February, 2017 on the bank of Kanjia lake, a wetland of national importance (near FRH) in Nandankanan Zoological Park. Mr S. K. Acharya, IFS, Director, Nandankanan Biological Park was the Chief Guest and Mr Sudarsan Maharana, Former Regional Director, Department Education, Govt of Odisha was Guest of Honour during the meetting.

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Nandankan Special

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    TOY TRAIN

    Toy Train

    Coming Soon Shortly

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    Battery operated vehicle

    BOV

    To facilitate elderly and physically challenged visitors in particular and tourists in general BOVs are avialable.

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    Boating

    Boating

    At Nadankanan boating on paddle or row boats in the blue water of Kanjia Lake is an exhilarating experience.

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    Safaries

    Safaries

    A unique white tiger safari, Lion safari, Herbivore safari, Bear Safari are the main attraction of Nandankanan.

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  • Only zoo in the world where melanistic tigers were born(2014)and displayed to the visitors.
  • Wonderful site for wildlife conservation and education where one can experience integration of ex-situ and in-situ conservation of wild fauna and flora.
  • Second Largest heronry for open billed storks (more than 12,000) in Odisha.
  • First zoo in the country to become an Institutional member of World Association of Zoos & Aquarium(WAZA).
  • First zoo in the country where endangered Ratel was born in captivity
  • First zoo in the country after which an express train 12815/12816 Puri-New Delhi Express has been named as "nandankanan Express".
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