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Nandankanan Zoological Park (Nandankanan Sanctuary)

Nandankanan Zoological Park, sprawl over an area of 4.37 Sq.Kms of land,  is a combination of a botanical garden, zoo and a sanctuary. Located about 10 kms from the northern edge Bhubaneshwar amidst natural forest near the banks of Kanjia Lake, Nandankanan Zoological Park derived its name from ‘Nandan Van’ literally means the Garden of the Gods or the Garden of Pleasure. Established in 29th December 1960, it was originally a biological park; later renamed as Nandankanan Zoological Park and was declared as a sanctuary on 3rd August 1979. 

Nandankanan Sanctuary is the home of around 120 species of animals including reptiles, birds and mammals. The major attraction of Nandankanan Sanctuary is its rare species of white tigers. Other spectacular animals include black panthers, Barasinghas, lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri langur, India pangolin, Manipuri deer, Himalayan black bear, Orangutans, Wild Ass, Zebras etc. The reptile park, occupied with Crocodiles, Lizards, Turtles and Snakes, has a life-size structure of tyrannosaurus at its cave like entrance. The zoo is the first captive breeding centre for endangered Gharials Crocodile. The bird species in Nandankanan Sanctuary consists of variety of aquatic birds like Blue and Yellow Macaw, Green-winged Macaw, White Peacock, Open-billed Stork etc. Other attraction is the 34 aquaria, which is the home to a large variety of fresh water fishes.

Other added attractions of Nandankanan Sanctuary include nocturnal animal house, cable car, aerial ropeway, nature interpretation centre, Zoo library, toy train ride for the kids etc. The sanctuary offers facilities for boating and white tiger and lion safaris. The zoo is open on all days except Mondays. The visiting hours are from :  
07.30 am to 5.30 pm (April - September) 
08.00 am to 5.00 pm (October to March)

Contact :
Nandankanan Zoological Park
Mayur Bhawan, Barang-754005
Phone: -+91-674-2466077
Fax: +91-674-2466075
E-mail : Contact Now
Website : www.nandankanan.org


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