National Zoological Park, New Delhi
kjohri | Dec 21, 2009 | Comments 0
The National Zoological Park, New Delhi, popularly known as the Delhi Zoo, is located on the Mathura Road, just next to the Old Fort, or Purana Qila. It was established in November 1959 after six years of work at various levels. The zoo has a forest-cum-park like environment without any kind of pollution. A visit to the zoo gives a unique opportunity to appreciate flora and fauna of India and also of other countries. The Delhi Zoo is a very popular tourist spot and a lot of people come here every day. The zoo is open from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM everyday except on Fridays when it is closed to visitors.
INSIDE THE ZOO
As you enter the zoo, it is all trees and paths.
There are two or three ponds with lots of water and supporting trees for water-birds, mainly painted storks. Painted storks come here about a month after the onset of the monsoons and make their nests. One can see little storks at different stages of development in subsequent months.
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