Nehru Zoological Park
Nehru Zoological Park was established in the year 1959 and it was opened to the public on 6th October 1963. There have been many changes and additions since the conceptualization of the zoo park. For instance, in the year 1974, Lion Safari Park was started and the Nocturnal Animal House was established in 1982.
The zoo occupies 380 acres (150 ha) and is adjacent to the 600-acre (240 ha) Mir Alam Tank. Nearly 100 species of birds, animals, and reptiles are housed at the zoo, including indigenous animals like the Indian rhino, Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, panther, gaur, Indian elephant, slender loris, python, as well as deer, antelopes, and birds. The 600-acre (240 ha) Mir Alam Tank with its unique multiple-arched bund (embankment), attracts hundreds of migratory birds, providing yet another attraction for the zoo.
Nehru zoological park Hyderabad was established with the objective of conserving and breeding endangered species, especially the wildlife of the Deccan Plateau.
Other objectives of establishing the Hyderabad Zoo were to educate the public about wildlife and generate awareness and facilitate research on animal behavior, rehabilitation, and breeding patterns.
the Nehru Zoological Park is home to more than 1,500 species of birds, animals, and reptiles. Located in the Bahadurpura area en route to the Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University in the Rajendranagar region of Hyderabad, the zoo can be reached after crossing Afzalgunj and the High Court. The zoo hosts different species such as mynahs, white peacocks, African Elephants, chimpanzees, and rhinoceros.