Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan And Zoo
Mumbai, MH - 400027
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Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, previously known as Rani Baug or Byculla Zoo, is a historic and renowned zoo located in Byculla, Mumbai. Initially named Victoria Gardens, it was officially renamed Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan in 1969 to honor the mother of Shivaji Maharaj. In 1980, the name was expanded to Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan va Pranisangrahalaya (Zoo). Recently, in 2022, the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) approved a proposal to change the name to Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Vanaspati Udyan va Pranisangrahalaya, highlighting the addition of "Vanaspati," which signifies the inclusion of a botanical garden. This decision aligns with the zoo's 160th-anniversary celebration, adding to its legacy and charm.
The Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan va Pranisangrahalaya is not only Mumbai's oldest public garden but also a remarkable haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The zoo spans 53 acres and houses over 1,200 animals, including majestic lions, regal tigers, majestic elephants, rhinos, and graceful giraffes. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to observe and appreciate a diverse range of species from around the world. In addition to its captivating fauna, the zoo features a splendid botanical garden, boasting an impressive collection of over 4,000 plant species. The Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Vanaspati Udyan va Pranisangrahalaya, with its rich history and vibrant biodiversity, continues to be a cherished destination where visitors can connect with nature and marvel at the wonders of the animal kingdom.
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