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National zoo

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One of the best zoos in Asia, the national Zoological Park of Delhi is situated near the Old Fort and covers an area of more than 86 hectares, with a population of about 2 thousand birds and animals of 130 species not only in Asia but also in Africa, Australia and America.

The Park was founded in 1955, but was opened only in 1959, and since then has become one of the most famous zoos in the world. It was originally called the Delhi Zoo, but in 1982 he received the national status.

The zoo is divided into several sectors. So the left part is reserved mostly for birds, including waterfowl, for which you have created special ponds, also live there, hyenas, macaques, crocodiles and jaguars. The right wing are African buffaloes, chimpanzees, hippos, zebras, Asiatic lions, scrambling, rhinos, tigers, leopards, black bears and many other species. And in the Central part of the Park is the underground reptile house, where you can admire the pythons and king cobras.

The zoo also has a programme to protect and increase populations of endangered animals and birds such as Royal Bengal tiger, barasingha, deer-Lira, bankivska junglefowl.

Apart from rich fauna, the Park boasts a collection of more than 200 species of plants. And it is also the site for numerous national holidays and festivals dedicated to the wildlife of India.

When visiting the National Zoo, we must remember that feeding the animals is forbidden there, so his territory can't bring food.