Allen Forest Zoo

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Kanpur Zoo is a 77-hectare (190-acre) zoo in Kanpur. It is the largest open green space in Kanpur. Originally a natural habitat for fauna, it is one of the few zoos in India created in a natural forest. [1]


The Allen Forest Zoo is 7.7 kilometers from campus though NH-34. The zoo is an oasis of green, featuring a natural lake and ancient trees, and encompasses the largest land area of any zoological garden in Asia.

Opening Hours

The zoo is open for visitors on all days from 9 am to 4:30 pm, except on Mondays. The zoo is open for visitors on all days from 9 am to 4:30 pm, except on Mondays. Given its vast size, private four-wheeler vehicles are not allowed inside of the zoo. Two Electric cars are available on payment of rs.30 per person or rs. 210 for a 50 mins ride. Plastic bags are strictly banned inside of the zoo, and water is provided in coolers instead of in plastic bottles. Water, snacks and ice cream is available in plenty.


Mammals at the zoo include white Asian tigers, cheetah, leopard, jaguar, hyena, black bear, grizzly bear, sloth, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, monkeys, langur, baboons, musk deer, deer, zebra, and antelope. Chimpanzees (including a 26-year-old named Chhajju) and orangutans (including a 36-year-old named Mangal) have their own island. Some monkeys and deer are allowed to roam outside the enclosures as natural inhabitants of the zoo. Amphibians at the zoo include Indian gharial.


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