In the central part of Bhopal City lies the Van Vihar Zoo. Panther, Lion, Tiger, Bear, Hyena etc. are the animals that are kept in cages following the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority. The authorities take proper care of the animals. The carnivores are fed with poultry, buffalo and mutton meat. Bears are also provided a balanced diet comprising of milk, fruits and vegetables.
The Van Vihar in Bhopal enjoys the status of a National Park and follows the norms of the Central Zoo Authority in maintaining the zoo. Van Vihar Zoo boasts of black buck, Hyena, alligator, Tiger, four-horned antelope, Crocodile, chinkara, wild boar, porcupine, wolf bear, monkey, Leopard, Sloth bear 60 species of butterfly, 207 species of bird, several species of Tortoise and many more. It is spread over an area of 445.21 hectare covering and finally received the recognition of a National Park in 1983. The park is open to the visitors from 7:00 to 11.00 hrs and 15:00 to 17:00 hrs. It is closed on Tuesdays. The best time to visit the park is from July to September.
Last Updated on 23 July 2012