Alipore zoological garden Kolkata | Chiriakhana entry timings new animals 2019

Alipore zoological garden kolkata

Alipore zoological garden Kolkata

In this winter Alipore zoological garden is the perfect destination for any weekends and holidays in kolkata. Every age of people including kids can enjoy a lot also. You also do a small picnic here. Stay with me guys, I will share, how I visited all the animals in Alipore zoo within 2 hours.


How I visit all the animals in Alipore zoological garden within 2 hours First part

First, we visit the salted watered crocodile. The salted watered crocodile found in India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Australia, etc. This crocodile’s average lifespan is 70 years. The average size is 17 feet and weight is 400kg to 1000kg. After, we turn to the tiger enclosure.

Next, we move to the spoonbill birdcage, the Bengali name is “khunte bok”. It is Found in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & Myanmar. The bird is Lives in jheels, mud banks in river etc. They feed on tadpoles, frogs, fish, insects and vegetable matter etc. The bird Lays 4 eggs, interval of 21 days. In the water land of the zoo, you see big sizes of fishes moving here and there.

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After the spoonbill birdcage, now we move for the Giraffe section the Giraffe is found in Africa, Sudan and Somaliland to South Africa, Nigeria etc. They live in open woodlands having water supplies and also in semi-desert areas. They Feed mainly on leaves of different trees. The giraffe Gives birth of a calf an interval of one and a half year to two years.

After that, we move to the Indian Lion area. In India, it is found only in Gir Forest Junagadh of Gujrat. The animal lives in stunted Teak forests, Palas tree, patches of small bamboo etc. with an undergrowth of thorny shrubs and bushes. They stay with grouped, and they eat meat, prefer hunt in the night. Generally, two to four babies are born, after 103 to 105 days of pregnancy.

Next, we visit the cage of white Indian peacock.  It is found in throughout the India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This peacock lives in dense scrub and deciduous jungle, plain and foothills are preferably in the  riverside and streams. They are feeds on grain, vegetables, insects, lizards, snakes etc. They lie 3 to 5 eggs incubation period of 28 days.

Now it is the area of 8. This Asian elephant‘s average lifespan is 48 years. The average length of the Asian elephant is 5.5 – 6.5 m. The average weight is 5,400kg.

Our next destination is to watch Mexican red headed amazon parrot. It comes after visiting the elephant section. The Mexican red-headed amazon parrot is found in Mexico. These birds live in forests and wooded areas in lush lowlands and foothills, Their diet is composed of seeds, fruits, flowers and nectar. They lay 4 to 5 eggs at a time, the incubation period of 27 to 29 days on an average.

Dove cage is just next to the Mexican red headed amazon parrot’s cage. The Dove bird Found ¡n Indian sub-continent. They Live In woodland, scrub, farmland and residential places. The dove bird Eats grains fruit, seeds etc. These birds Lay 2 eggs at a time Incubation period of 14 to 15 days.

Next, we move for the Emu’s cage which near dove cage. This bird is the second tallest bird in the entire earth. This bird height is 59 to 75 inch. Emu mainly found in Australia. The Live in the normal grassland place. But they avoid heavy crowed area and forest. They can run up to 50 km per hour for distance at a time. Emu is able to swim. They Eats a variety of plants and insects. Emu Lays 15 to 26 eggs at a time Incubation period 50 days.

Next, we visit the hippopotamus cave, which is just opposite of the emu’s cage. The Hippopotamus found throughout Africa’s sweet waterways. They eat mainly grass and lives in a group. They Give birth to a calf after a gestation period of 210-255 days. My bad luck I am unable to seen Hippopotamus properly.

After visited Hippopotamus cave then we move for the star tortoise area. The star tortoise Found in Central and southern India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. They live in sandy tracts, dry grassland & forested areas. They eat grass, greens leafy, & fruits. This tortoise Lays 3 to 7 eggs.


alipore zoo route map

alipore zoo route map

How I visit all the animals in the Alipore zoological gardens  within 2 hours Second part

Guys this is the time for a short break we almost covered the half of the zoo. Now you can sit and rest here and you might be hungry. So, you can eat first food like patties, popcorn, and cold drinks, tea etc. from the food stall in Alipore zoological garden Kolkata. You may open your own tiffin box and don’t forget to bring the newspaper to rest in the ground area. You also find few no of benches, where you rest a little.

After the short break, we visit Jaguar’s enclosure. This is made with transparent glass. Jaguar mainly found in America. The average speed of the Jaguar is 80 km per hour. This animal average lifespan is 12 to 15 years. The average height of the Jaguar is 63 to 76 c. m. and Average weight is 56 to 96 kg.

The jungle cast’s cage is beside the jaguar enclosure. The jungle cat is found in India. They live in grassland, scrub jungle, dry deciduous, evergreen forest, semi-urban areas and villages. This cat‘s are less active in the night and lead a solitary life. They can climb trees and can swim. The cat eats small mammals and birds. Usually gives birth of 3 kittens after a gestation period of 2 months.

After the cat’s cage, we are now for the most awaiting Royal Bengal Tiger enclosure. The cave is made with the transparent glass-like jaguar’s cave. The average height of a Bengal tiger is 90 – 110 cm. Weight for a Male is 220 kg, and Female is 140 kg average. Height for Male is 2.7m – 3.1 mm and for Female its 2.4m – 2.6 m. Now it’s a rare species almost 2500 tiger is live, counting in 2017.

After the tiger’s cave, we step forward for the Indian one-horned Rhinoceros. It’s found in Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. The Live in swamps and grasslands and Leads a solitary life. The rhinoceros eat grass. They stay in a particular place. They have Single horn it’s come from devoid of the bone. A single calf is born after a period of 474 to 488 days.

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Reptile House, Alipore zoological garden

Come back from the Rhinos cave now we stop in the reptile house. About 260 to 300 million years ago reptiles had originated on the earth. Modern reptiles appeared on earth about 70 million years ago. Out of 2000 species of snakes in the world about 272 number of snake species can discover in India. About 80% of snakes in India are non-venomous. Snakes can swallow food larger than their heads. The lower jaw of a snake is only loosely attached to the skull, allowing snakes to open their mouths wide. Snake venom is  important for medicinal purposes. The population of snakes is decreasing day by day due to the illegal trade of their skins and the habit of killing them.

We left the reptile house now move forward to the Gharials enclosure. It’s also known as the gavial. They mainly eat fishes. Weight is about 160 to 250 kg. Length is average 5 mitres for an adult and 3.5 mitres for the females. The maximum age is 15 to 18 years.

After the Gharials enclosure, we visit Brow-antlered Deer cage. They Mainly Found in Loktak Lake at Manipur. The deer’s Lives on floating vegetation are called “Phumdi”. Male deer only possess antlers which are shed annually and grow again. A period of 8 months a baby is born.

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Next, we move the Eastern grey kangaroo’s cave. They found in Australia. They mainly eat grasses and live in groups. The range of gestation period is 38 days. The total life cycle is 7 to 10 years.

After, we move to the spotted deer or the Chital Harin section. The zoo has collected various species of deer and birds. The Spotted deer found in the forest of the Himalayas and Sri Lanka. They eat grass and live in groups. Male dear only have antlers which are shed annually and grow again. A baby dear born is after 6 months.

After the spotted deer section, we move to see world biggest tortoise. This Aldabra tortoise is one of the largest tortoises in the world. It is found in Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean. The tortoise eats grass, leaves etc. and stay in grasslands, low scrub, mangrove swamps and coastal areas. Females lay between 9 to 25 eggs Incubation period is eight months.

Now we moved for the naughty Chimpanzees cage. It is found in Guinea to Uganda. They can live in every circumstance. Eat fruit and vegetables. Chimpanzees gives birth after a gestation period of 225 to 229 days.

alipore zoo chimpanzee

alipore zoo chimpanzee

Opposite of the Chimpanzees cage you can found zebra’s cave. Zebra found in Africa and south of Sahara. They mainly eat grass. And gives birth approx. after 1 year.

We almost completed the Alipore zoological garden animals in two hours. There are few more animals, which you can find in the kolkata chiriakhana or the zoo. So tell me how many times you visit the zoo or when you plan to visit here. Tell me in the comment, please.

After you exit from the zoo across the road and there you can find the Alipur zoo aquarium which is also very interesting. The fee is only 5 rupees per head. Don’t forget to go there.

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Kolkata Alipur zoo timing

Ø Alipore zoo opening time – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Ø Ticket counter timing of Alipore zoo – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Ø Aquarium timings – 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Ø Closing day is Thursdays

Ø The zoo on Thursday in winter from 15th December to 31st January.

Ø If a Thursday falls on a public holiday, the zoo stays open for that day and then is closed on the next working day.

Ø During the period of 15 December to 31 January, the zoo is open for seven days.

Alipore zoo entry fee

Ø Up to the age of 5 years, the Alipore zoo ticket price is Rs. 10/-

Ø Visitors above the age of 5 years the Alipore zoo ticket price is Rs.30/-

Ø For the aquarium Rs. 5 / – per person

Ø Video Photography – Rs. 250 /- per hour

Ø Camera charges – NIL

You can by ticket online

Alipur zoo address

2, Alipore Road, Alipur Zoological Garden Kolkata- 700027

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How to Reach Calcutta Alipore Zoo

The Zoo is located on Alipore Road kolkata. My preferred route is come to Rabindra Sadan metro station or Exide more and take the bus  No 230 and reach Alipur within 10 minutes.

Alipore zoological garden Kolkata Summary

The Alipore national zoo Kolkata, also known as the zoological park Kolkata or alipur chiriakhana in Calcutta. It is India’s oldest zoological garden, and it is one of the main tourist centres in Kolkata, West Bengal. Alipore Zoo attracts tourists from all over the country. The zoo spread over 46.5 acres of area, continues since 1876 , when it was open to the public.

The zoo is famous for the expired Aldabra giant tortoise ‘Adabita’, a turtle that lived in over 250 years, the turtle died in 2006. It’s a well-maintain garden for families and children, you can explore and enjoy the holidays in the country’s best wildlife sanctuary.

In this Zoo, you see Royal Bengal Tiger, Indian Elephant, the Great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, and White Tiger, Grant’s Zebra, Antelope, Deer and more. You can find many interesting birds such as Macaws and Lorikeet, colourful and flamboyant birds like Swinhoe’s Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant and Golden Pheasant, large birds like Ostrich, Emu, Hornbills and more. Migratory birds during winter make the entire environment pleasant, you can get birds like Sarus Crane.

Alipore Zoo, especially crowded in winter, when a huge number of tourists gather in this popular destination in Kolkata. With the modernization of the zoo like new glass-wall enclosures and the construction of aviaries, the popularity of this zoo has increased day by day.

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History of Kolkata Alipur chiriakhana ( আলিপুর চিড়িয়াখানা )

The Kolkata Alipur chiriakhana was initially established as a personal menagerie by Governor-General Richard Wellesley in 1800 as a part of the Indian Natural History Project. Many major cities in the world started the zoo for gaining strength. So, the British community in Calcutta also upgraded and started a formal zoological garden. The Prince of Whales Edward VII inaugurated the zoo on 18 January 1876, which was opened to the public of Alipore on 6 May of the same year.

The zoo was based on the gifts of British and Indian merchants like Maharaja of Mysore Krishna Raja Wadiyar IV and Raja Suryakanta Acharya of Mymensingh they contribute their private collection of the wild animal to the alipur zoo. That time, the authority has started the Panthera hybrid reproduction program, which was a cross-breeding test between lions and tigers.

Since then, It has been significantly improving rapidly. The Panthera program was stopped, and now animals have more open and better enclosures. In the efforts of modernization of zoos, new glass-wall enclosures and replacement of an original entry gate which is based on electronic access are introduced.


Alipore zoo wild animals

The Zoo is well-known for its wide range of mammals, birds and reptiles living here. The Zoo maintains the carnivorous animals like the royal Bengal tiger, the jungle cat, the jaguar, the fishing cat, the Himalayan black bear, the sloth bear, etc. The zoo has the rich collection of swamp deer, brow-antlered, sambar deer, hog deer, barking deer, spotted deer, white fallow deer, blackbuck, Indian one-horned rhinoceros, Indian elephant, zebra and hippopotamus. You can easily spot animals like hamadryas baboon, bonnet monkey, olive baboon, rhesus monkey, Assamese monkey and common languor.

This “Kolkata ka Chidiya Ghar” is also home for many colourful and exotic pheasants like Chinese silver pheasant, golden pheasant, reeve’s pheasant, Lady Amherst’s pheasant, green pheasant and Nepal Kalij pheasant. Other birds found here include bare-eyed cockatoo, citron crested cockatoo, the sulphur-crested cockatoo, spoonbill, Sarus Crane, painted stork, adjutant stork, white stork and black-necked stork.

Alipore Zoo has exclusive Reptile House which is used only for reptiles like the Indian python, Indian cobra, common krait, banded krait, rat snake, checkered keelback water snake and common wolf snake.

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Alipore zoo animals list 2019

1 Zebra

2 Common Marmoset &amp; Iguana

3 White Fallow Deer

4 Bear – Sloth Bear &amp; Himalayan Black Bear

5 Kangaroo

6 Barking Deer

7 Swamp Deer

8 Black Buck

9 Deer – spotted deer, sambar deer, brow-antlered deer

10 Nilgai

11 Marsh Crocodile, Salt Water Crocodile &amp; Gharial

12 Gubbay House

13 Reptile House

14 Indian One Homed Rhinoceros

15 Leopard

16 Jaguar&amp; Leopard

17 Mullick House

18 Lesser Cat

19 White Tiger

20 Carnivora House

21 Bengal Tiger

22 Ostrich

23 Crowned Crane &amp; Common Peafowl

24 Jungle Cat

25 Pheasant, Mandarin Duck

25 Emu

26 Pheasants &amp; Other Birds

27 Hippopotamus

28 Lion

29 Pheasant

30 Jaguar, Leopard

31 Elephant

32 Water Birds

33 Cockatoo

34 Macaws, Cockatoos

35 Tiger

36 Aviary – Spoonbill

37 Giraffe

38 Pheasant, Peacock &amp; other Birds

39 Pheasant, Doves, Imperial Pigeon, Parakeets

40 Baboon

41 Chimpanzee


42 Colourful Indigenous fishes

Alipur zoo aquarium

Opposite to the main gate, a fish aquarium is built with 1200 species of fish. Young and old peoples are very much attracted to this aquarium.

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