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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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 Read more
Nandankanan is the first premier large zoo to exhibit amphibians.
An amphibian enclosure has been established with viewers gallery
over a plinth area . Read more
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 places for the birds housed. Read more
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. Read more
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 visitors. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more