The UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE OF DELHI ZOO

Delhi zoo Photo website and Information

National Zoological Park, New Delhi: A pictorial documentation

with 30 comments

What a pity the Delhi Zoo does not have a website! (update: Mayank, in comments says that the website is http://www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in/

Well, I made one after my maiden visit to the Zoo on 15 June 2009! :D

Please note that this pictorial documentation of the zoo misses some aspects and animals but it is still lots given the fact that there was so little on the internet aggregated at one site.

This website is dedicated to children (I love babies)! :D

Please ‘browse the zoo’ by clicking on the various links in the sidebar.

It has almost everything from the ticket counter to the signboards to the animals. Please note that it is a creative attempt and I have tried to make it quite comprehensive by putting up even the photos of tickets! This blog also has a page on Purana Qila (including a pic of couples getting cosy in public).;)

Feel free to leave your comments on any page. :D

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To put it bluntly, I was not very happy with the Zoo and the management. I think it could be better. There is a lot of room for improvement. :(

I am VIKAS, a student with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Read the about me page to know more on me. I have also documented JNU Holi and other aspects of JNU life.  All photos are copyrighted to me but you are free to share them subject to attribution.

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Written by Vik

June 17, 2009 at 10:15 PM

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  1. Kudos to you!! Well done…this is wonderful keeping in mind that this zoo does not have its own website…Vikas you are simply doing great job…we need more enthusiastic kids like you in the country!! keep it up.

    ziaul haque

    June 18, 2009 at 1:14 AM

  2. That’s a great initiative…. and ur website has more pictures than what probably the official site could have….

    great going..

    Ronak

    June 19, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    • Thanks Ronak. I now document everything of some substance. JNU Holi, caves, river rafting etc. I did it all. Next is Taj Mahal in July! :D

      Vikas Gupta

      June 19, 2009 at 9:41 PM

  3. Hi there Vikas,

    I have been wondering around the web recently trying to find some information about Delhi’s zoo – and I stumbled accross your blog!
    Well done for capturing it so well. It really does help me make my mind up about visiting it in September when we come over for our holidays (we are from Manchester, UK). It looks a lot better than the zoo in Jaipur – which I hated!!!
    I think the only thing I will struggle with are the Elephants and Bears. Are the Elephants chained up all day?? I remember how stressed the Bears in Jaipur zoo looked and it made me very sad indeed.
    Perhaps the Director could spare some of his land and greenery for the Bears!!

    Keep up the good work and good luck to you,

    Lynn and Dan

    Lynn

    July 13, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    • Hello Lynn and Dan,

      Welcome and thank you for the comments.

      I don’ t know whether or not the Elephants are chained up all day but they were in chains when I was there and in all probability it looked as if they are like that all the time!

      The Elephants and Bears appeared the most neglected ones.

      The director has a very green home inside the zoo only and a lush green park by his office. It is clear that the zoo is suffering from bureaucratic apathy. I will soon write a letter to the Prime Minister and the President of my country and to the director of the zoo about it and informing them of my unofficial website.

      By the way, recently the union Environment and forest minister announced the 2020 vision document to revamp the 196 zoological parks in the country. See this link for more: http://www.hindu.com/2009/07/12/stories/2009071260780900.htm

      Do mail me your experiences when you visit the zoo in September.

      VIKAS

      July 13, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    • http://www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in/

      This is the official website of Delhi Zoo….Hope you can find some info on the same. Will appreciate if you can provide feedbacks so that we can help in improving the website…

      Mayank Srivastava

      July 12, 2010 at 4:31 PM

  4. hey Vikas,

    I have been searching for a while about the zoo.thanks for the valuable information.u r doing good.

    more improvements can be done like the timings,transport n all..

    neha

    October 14, 2009 at 3:03 PM

  5. The first signboard also exist at the entrance of Dhaka (National) Zoo, Bangladesh.

    Sajib

    October 21, 2009 at 11:30 PM

  6. Revealing the IP address did not make you look professional. There’s something called privacy, and you should have kept it in mind.

    Anyway, how did you make that technical analysis on your wp.com blog? I have options to do such analysis in my self-hosted blogs, but not in wp.com.

    I hope you’ll teach me that thing. :)

    Sajib

    October 21, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    • Sajib, thanks for the suggestion. I have deleted that bad comment and my reply to it as well. I will careful in future. Thanks for the suggestion.

      You can install statcounter and sitemeter on your blog and it will help. Use the wordpress option [not the javascript].

      Vikas Gupta

      October 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM

      • Thanks for taking my comment positively. I was afraid of being my comment removed. ;)

        Sajib

        October 22, 2009 at 2:49 PM

  7. hi vikas this is a gr8 initative u have taken i wanted to show some pics of zoo to my daughter but there is no official site by the authorities but i hav eseen ur site this is really wonderful atleast some one had taken the pains of doing so ………………pls keep it up

    nidhi

    February 3, 2010 at 9:05 PM

  8. Hi,

    Just searching the website of ZOO and got your initiative. I was doing so to put ny feedback to the management of ZOO as Yesteday when I went to the place find that the place where thousands of people come in do not have proper security arrangement or security check, which was really surprising. Its high time we must take lesson from what happened in mumbai. Let me know if we all can do something to take up this issue with government.

    sheetal

    February 22, 2010 at 4:12 PM

    • Sheetal, you can file an RTI to the govt. on this. You can file an RTI with the Central Zoo Authority. You are right; there is hardly any security there.

      And you could have left your email here.

      VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in

      February 22, 2010 at 4:16 PM

      • Hi Vikas,

        How come RTI would help in this case? what should I ask from them???

        sheetal

        February 23, 2010 at 5:04 PM

  9. hey….
    really nice work….
    i was just wondering if u can tell me weater we can take eatables like snacks or chips inside……as we r planning 2 celebrate my friend’s birthday there….
    so it will be a gr8 help if u can let me know abt it……

    jasmine

    March 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM

  10. Had been to the zoo last week only. The security will not allow any eatables….. not even a biscuit is allowed to be taken inside. However inside there are many kiosks which sells cold drinks, water, ice creams, small eatables etc. There are many drinking water points available inside zoo.

    Sanjay

    March 25, 2010 at 12:15 PM

  11. Hi vikas, Thanks for these neat and informative pages on delhi zoo. take care !

    Sujit

    April 25, 2010 at 4:41 PM

  12. Hey Dude !!

    Please avoid posting wrong comments on Delhi Zoo. You should have contacted the officials before going ahead and posting such comments. Following is the link for the Delhi Zoo

    http://www.nzpnewdelhi.gov.in/

    Mayank Srivastava

    July 12, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    • Mayank,

      Sorry for that. If you are an administrator/employee there do hire some IT guys who will tell you how to optimise a site. IF you search ‘Delhi zoo’ in Google, you are nowhere. The zoo and the site both need major improvements. I will just correct the info here.

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    Anurag

    September 21, 2010 at 12:39 PM

  14. Hey thanxx for this blog I really love it I m in 10 standard I love wildlife and I wants to be somthing in wildlide do something for them….. 2morrow I m going 2 the zoo so thar I can see than animals are living there nicely and if not then I m going to write a letter to the zoo director… I love this blog thanzz..

    maysnk negi

    June 1, 2011 at 11:48 PM

  15. I wanted to know the timings and searched google, obviously thinking that they would have an official (but rather basic html) site. But they clearly dont, and i came to ur blog.
    I havnt been to the Delhi zoo since YEARS, even though i have lived in Delhi ALL MY LIFE. Used to go there pretty often when i was little
    I really want to go this weekend. But i am afraid that seeing the condition of the animals there is just gonna bug and annoy me to no end.
    I think I might suck it up and face the reality.
    Might even be able to do something about it-help out.
    Btw if you know of any volunteer programme or something like that for the delhi zoo do let me know!
    THANKS!
    You have a great blog-awesome effort :)!!

    Classy&Fabulous

    July 30, 2011 at 2:39 AM

    • Hi Classy&Fabulous (you may choose some other name; glad it didn’t go to spam box as spam filters could be sensitive),

      Thanks for the comments.

      Well, I think you must go to the Zoo now as it has been ages (as you yourself admit).
      Closing your eyes to reality won’t change anything. The condition is not very bad except for some animals.
      Do carry a quality camera and shoot pics. You can write to mags like Down To Earth after returning and doing some official research (like writing to management and minister) to ‘help out’.

      I do not know of any volunteer programs but you can contact PETA or Greenpeace (though the former often exaggerate things)
      Yes, the so called official website of the zoo (as suggested by Mayank) is good for nothing.

      (see your email for full version of this reply; check spam box if it’s not in inbox)

      PS: I also wanna visit the place, again.

      VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in

      July 30, 2011 at 7:12 AM

  16. btw, went onto the site suggested my mayank. altho it does seem to be the official site for it, nothing works. Click on anything in the main header and nothing happens.
    Sad

    Classy&Fabulous

    July 30, 2011 at 2:42 AM


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