Mysore Zoo (Now Mysuru Zoo) (officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India. Located on the outskirts of Mysore, the zoo is home to a wide range of wild species. The official name for the zoo is Shri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, although it is known most commonly by its shortened name. Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s popular attractions. It was established under royal patronage in 1892, making it one of the oldest zoos in the world.
Mysuru Zoo is a 157-acre (64 ha) zoo located near the palace in Mysore, India. It is one of the oldest and most popular zoos in India, and is home to a wide range of species (168). Mysore Zoo is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
While mainly depending on entry fees for its financing, an adoption scheme introduced in the early 2000s has been a success. Celebrities, institutions,animal lovers and Volunteers of various clubs in the zoo have contributed directly to the welfare of the zoo inmates.
At present Mysuru Zoo housing 1450 specimen comprising 168species representing more than 25 countries. These fascinating Animals include:
- Big Cats: Tiger, Leopard, Lions, Jaguar, Cheetahs
- Smaller Cats: Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Small Indian Civet, Common Palm Civet
- Primates: Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Capuchin Monkey, Marmoset, Lion Tailed Macaque, Baboon, Brown Lemur, Ring Tailed Lemur, Nilgiri Langur, Common Langur.
- Deer and Antelopes: potted Deer, Hog Deer, Swamp Deer, Mouse Deer, Nilgai, Four Horned Antelope, Barking Deer, Black Buck, Fallow Deer, Goral.
- Large Mammals: Asiatic Elephants, African Elephants, African White Rhino, African Black Rhino, Hippopotamus, Gaur.
- Aquatic Birds: Eurasian spoonbill, Pelicans, Flamingo, Adjutant Stork, Painted Stork Sacred Ibis.
- Terrestrial Birds: Macaws, Conures, Pheasants, Sarus Crane, Great Indian Hornbill, Peafowl, Tragopan, Parrots and Parakeets.
- Ducks: Muscovy Duck, Spotted Whistling Duck, Comb Duck, Carolina Wood Duck
- Flightless Birds: Ostrich, Rhea, Cassowary and Emu
- Reptiles: Anaconda, King Cobra, Indian Cobra, 7 types of Crocodiles, Iguana
Mysore Zoo Entry Ticket Fee
Mysore Zoo Ticket Price on “Weekdays (Mon-Fri)”
- Adult: Rs.60/-
- Child: Rs.30/-
Mysore Zoo Ticket Price on “Peakday (Public Holidays) / Weekends (Sat-Sun)”
- Adult: Rs.80/-
- Child: Rs.40/-
Mysore Zoo Camera Ticket Cost
- Still Camera: Rs.100/-
- Video Camera: Rs.200/-
Weekday – Zoo Visiting Hours
- Monday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Tuesday Closed
- Wednesday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
- Sunday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Best Time To Visit The Zoo
The Birds are active in morning hours, Mammals will be active after 3.00 p.m. visitors who visit the Zoo from 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. often complain not spotting many animals in the Zoo. Due to severe hot conditions most of the animals are not active between 11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. They prefer to take rest/sleep. So visitors are advised to visit the zoo before 11.00 a.m. or after 3.00 p.m. to see most of the animals.
Mysore Zoo Address: Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Indiranagar, Mysuru, Karnataka, 500063, India