Van Vihar Zoo





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.

Few animals like Blackbuck, Cheetal, Blue bull, Sambhar, etc. move about freely inside the Van Vihar. They are not enclosed in cages in the park. The herbivores feed on the grass and other plants that grow in Van Vihar, which are quite sufficient for the animals. While during the summer season there is a scarcity of grass. At this time green fodder and wheat husk are brought from the market to feed the animals of the park.

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.

Blackbuck National Park


Last Updated on 23 July 2012