Our Earth holds diversity of all creatures. Ecological diversity includes diversity or variety of features prevailing in our Environment. Similarly there is diversity in living species as well.
Animals ,birds, plants, flowers, trees…etc we can see that there are several different types of species or creatures in our surrounding. A zoo is a place where we can see visuals of these diverse species. Today, I will introduce you to a Zoological park that is located in Gujarat. Its name is Sakkarbaug Zoological Park.
This park displays variety of animal and bird species. This zoo is renowned because the animals found here are purebred animals. The objective of this zoo is to protect each animal especially endangered species. The land of this zoo is spread across 200 hectares.
Sakkarbaugh zoo is also known as Junagadh Zoo. This zoo has instilled programs like captive breeding for especially endangered animals. People must be aware of endangered species and they must also know the reason why some animals are endangered. Here you will get lots of information related to animal life or wildlife.
Children come here with keen interest and take with them lots of information about wildlife species. Sakkarbaug zoo is 140 years old zoo. And as it is said ‘Old is Gold’s this saying is correctly applicable here. A visit to this zoo will take you on an educational tour as you will see some beautiful and wonderful things here.
The main attractions of this zoo include lions, white tigers, royal Bengal tigers, ostrich,cheetahs and the zoo also displays aquarium and variety of snakes are also seen in this zoo. The most interesting part of this zoo is that it has put animal skeletons, eggs, feathers, carcasses on display. This zoo is known to be the second oldest zoo in India.
The prime objective of this zoo is to provide tons of information and awareness on wildlife and animal world. Two skeletons of Asiatic lions can be seen here. Sakkarbaug zoo got overwhelming response by the visitors for providing valuable knowledge. Children love to visit this place , as once they visit they will surely grab interest towards wild life. Here skeletons of black buck and all information about distinct species is provided . They find specimens from the Gir Forest. As they find dead bodies or any specimen of bird or animal species ,the department of the zoo gets the specimen on its display. On regular basis they update their displays. They struggle towards providing knowledge to their visitors and therefore this zoo attracts major visitors daily.
Ticket price / Entry Fee and Timings
The zoo remains open from 9am – 6pm. It remains closed on Wednesday. The nominal fee for an adult is Rs.20 and for children below 12 years of age the fee is 10 Rs. For taking videos and photos inside the zoo one has to pay an extra charge.
Zoo Timings:- 9 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fees:- Rs. 20/- (Adult) & Rs. 10/- (Child)
Location and Contact Number
Location/Address:- Junagadh Rajkot Highway, Junagadh, Gujarat- 362001
Contact Number:- 0285 266 0235
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