Ajwa Nature Park And Zoo

Vadodara, GJ - 391510

Type: Zoos
  • Abhijeetsinh Gohil
    Abhijeetsinh Gohil
  • Hitesh Rohit
    Hitesh Rohit
  • Paritosh Bhole
    Paritosh Bhole
  • Parth Hajarnis
    Parth Hajarnis
  • Paritosh Bhole
    Paritosh Bhole

Ajwa Nature Park and Zoo, located in Vadodara, Gujarat, is a delightful destination for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Let’s explore some fascinating details about this park:

  • History and Inspiration:
  • The idea for a zoo in Baroda (now Vadodara) was conceived by H. H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, a visionary ruler.
  • In 1875, a tract of land along the Vishwamitri River was chosen to develop a vast garden and a zoo.
  • On January 8, 1879, the park was officially opened to the public.
  • Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III generously donated his private collection of Indian and Exotic Animals to the zoo.
  • Evolution and Conservation:
  • Sayaji Baug Zoo has a rich history of wildlife heritage and has evolved as an institution for education and research.
  • The zoo follows Central Zoo Authority (CZA) guidelines, emphasizing open-moated enclosures and naturalistic habitats.
  • Presently, the zoo is divided into three sections:
  • Bird Section
  • Bear Section (Rinchh Khana)
  • Tiger Section (Wagh Khana)
  • It houses a diverse range of animals, including 212 animals of 18 species, 583 birds of 64 species, and 79 reptiles of 7 species.
  • Notably, Indian Pied Hornbills and Blue Crown Pigeons have successfully bred in captivity here.
  • International Workshop on Asiatic Lions:
  • In October 1993, Sayaji Baug hosted an international workshop on the Asiatic Lion.
  • Experts from various countries discussed strategies for conservation, preservation, and the long-term survival of the Asiatic lion.
  • The workshop aimed to identify areas for population growth and establish alternative habitats for these majestic creatures.
  • Modern Facilities:
  • The zoo boasts an ultra-modern hospital equipped with modern facilities and experienced veterinarians.
  • Medicines are stocked for the well-being of the animals.
  • Future Plans:
  • A proposed zoo expansion will cover approximately 100 acres of land, with an estimated initial cost of Rs. 12.00 Crores.
  • It will feature open-moated enclosures, bird cages, ungulate compounds, and primate enclosures.
  • The addition of the zoo will enhance Vadodara’s appeal as a tourist destination, both domestically and internationally.

Ajwa Nature Park and Zoo—a harmonious coexistence of nature, education, and conservation.

Besides this zoo, there are four more zoos listed in Vadodara. There's also thirty-three attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Ajwa Nature Park And Zoo on the map above.

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