The private zoo in Nepal
Well, for this, I have to take you back to the origin of the zoo. As you know that we have only one zoo here in Nepal, it is located in Jawalakhel. The zoo dates back to 1932 AD which was opened as a private zoo.
It was established by the Rana Prime Minister JuddhaShamsher originally. But after 24 years, in 1956 the zoo was transferred under the governmental control. The zoo was handed to National Trust for Nature Conservation.
Although the given task of overall building and construction is still incomplete, the NTNC has been trying its best to improve and sustain the given services so that the animals and birds can live in a better environment and in their natural setting.
It is also trying for development and maintenance of the research and educational facility of the zoo, as well as gaining tourist attraction and investments. The central pond which is at the zoo was constructed during the rule of King Siddhi NarsinghMalla, and at one time was the main source of water for Patan. So, in conclusion, I can tell you that Nepal has no private zoo and only has a public zoo.
Location of the zoo in Nepal
Central zoo of Kathmandu valley is found 30 min drive from Kathmandu Durbar square to Lalitpur. This zoo was set up in excess of 100year old is by Rana prime minister. Around then it was truly outstanding and exquisite place to visit for the creatures of Nepal.
In the courses of time, it couldn’t be adjusted just almost no progressions are done to suit more creatures. Rather than more creatures in the zoo, we discovered fewer creatures yet more individuals because of the development of populace and there is no place for youngsters to take.
Price/ Ticket Rate of the zoo in Nepal
|Fees at the Central Zoo|
|Adult (Nepali)||:NRs 150|
|Student (from 12+ years,Nepali)||:NRs 90|
|Children (from 4-12 years,Nepali)||:NRs 50|
|Adult (Foreigner)||:NRs 750|
|Children (from 4-12 years Foreigner)||:NRs 375|
|Video and documentary filming||:NRs 15,000|
|Feature filming||:NRs 25,000|
|FOZ members||:NRs 150|
|Nepali||:NRs 7,500 per hour|
|Foreigner||:NRs 9,000 per hour|
|Nepali and Foreigner||:NRs 1000|
|FOZ members||:NRs 500|
|FOZ membership fee|
|Nepali student||:NRs 200|
|Nepali family of four members||:NRs 600|
Details of animals in the central zoo of Nepal
The zoo is home to around 870 creatures in 109 species including 15 of 38 imperiled neighborhood species including Royal Bengal tigers and One-horned rhinoceros, and numerous creatures from around the globe including hippos, ostriches, and numerous birds. It likewise incorporates an aquarium for subtropical fish.
Well evolved creatures at the zoo incorporate Asian elephant, Masked palm civet, Large Indian civet, Red panda, yelping deer, blackbuck, blue bull, Bengal tiger, spotted deer, striped hyena, Indian palm squirrel , normal langur, obfuscated panther, Indian peaked porcupine, Himalayan mountain bear, Himalayan blue sheep, hippopotamus, Assam macaque, Rhesus macaque, Spotted deer, Sambar deer, Four-horned gazelle, wild pig, Sloth bear, Common panther, jackal, wilderness feline, panther feline, Indian rhinoceros, and water buffalo.
Reptiles at the zoo incorporate shake python, Chinese crocodile, cobra, Aldabra tortoise, screen reptile, gharial, and turtles.
Winged creatures at the zoo incorporate dark parrot, Speckled pigeon, dark necked stork, dark headed ibis, budgerigar, shadowy falcon owl, dim heron, Himalayan griffon, kalij fowl, Black kite, sarus crane, Oriental pied hornbill, silver bird, Hyacinth Macaw, white pelican, Blue-and-yellow macaw, Eurasian hawk owl, Lady Amherst fowl, ostrich, bar headed goose, Rose-ringed parakeet, white stork, Ruddy shelduck, sulfur peaked cockatoo, Love flying creature, Scaly-breasted munia, Red avadavat, Satyr tragopan, Reeve’s bird, Zebra finch, Cockatiel, Lesser aide, Common emerald dove, Emu etc.
The number of animals as per Chaitra 2067:
|Types of Animal in Zoo||Species||Counts|
map of the central zoo of Nepal
The Major push of the all-inclusive strategy is on threesegments physical change, creature accumulation and administration and protection instruction. TheCentral Zoo is situated at Jawlakhel of Lalitpur District. It covers a zone of six hectares.
Fish in the central zoo of Nepal
As per the last data census, there were 14 species and counts 232 in total. You can see the fish when you go for fishing in the pond that costs from Rs 500 to RS 1000. You can also boat and experience fun in the pond.
Birds in the central zoo of Nepal
Winged creatures at the zoo incorporate dark parrot, Speckled pigeon, dark necked stork, dark headed ibis, budgerigar, shadowy falcon owl, dim heron, Himalayan griffon, kalij fowl, Black kite, sarus crane, Oriental pied hornbill, silver bird, Hyacinth Macaw, white pelican, Blue-and-yellow macaw, Eurasian hawk owl, Lady Amherst fowl, ostrich, bar headed goose , Rose-ringed parakeet, white stork, Ruddy shelduck, sulfur peaked cockatoo, Love flying creature, Scaly-breasted munia, Red avadavat, Satyr tragopan, Reeve’s bird, Zebra finch, Cockatiel, Lesser aide, Common emerald dove, Emu etc.
Nepal zoo opening times
The central zoo of Nepal opens at 9: 00 in the morning
Nepal zoo closing times
The central zoo of Nepal closes at 5: 00 in the evening
Nepal zoo after the earthquake
The earthquake of Nepal back in 2015, April has not affected the central zoo of Nepal. Some of the cemented benches were slightly cracked but they have been already remade. The animals were completely safe during the earthquake.
The animals were trained for disaster management as per the main authority has mentioned. Even there were no significant damages, the management are still trying to improve.
Central zoo nepal closing day
The central zoo of Nepal is closed due on Dashain and Tihar
Central zoo nepal opening day
Unlike in the past, the central zoo of Nepal is opened throughout the week on all the months.
Zoo Nepal contact
if you need to book or have to ask anything related to the zoo community, then please do call at this given number.
Zoo Nepal website
if you have to know more about the details of the zoo, then please do visit the websites of the central zoo and the controlling unit of the zoo- the National Trust for Nature Conservation.
Zoos are in a general sense traditionalist organizations. A considerable lot of the most regarded ones have been around for over a century and have fabricated their offices after some time and gave incalculable assets to rearing.
The general population who run them are ease back to roll out improvements and, when they do, those progressions can take a very long time to execute. Zoos sit at an advantaged convergence amongst people and natural life.