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After years of delay, BMC invites 60 crore tender for tunnel aquarium at Byculla zoo

Designed to mimic natural marine habitats, the aquarium will immerse visitors in marine life experiences from around the world, incorporating elements such as stones to offer an experience of marine life from various continents

Mumbai, India - Jan. 9, 2020: An initiative of Project Mumbai and Mumbai Zoo (Byculla).Heritage Walk at the Zoo for the Disabled in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, January 9, 2020. (Photo by Satish Bate/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 07:22 AM IST

Byculla Zoo spends 20 crore on empty cages

“The process for getting new animals at the zoo takes time,” an official from the zoo said on the condition of anonymity. “We get the animals in exchange for others. We have to build the facilities for the animals first and then strike a deal with other zoos. The problem is that we currently do not have many excess animals to exchange. Hence, we are facing difficulty in acquiring new animals”

The lion enclosure has been ready for more than two years, and a lion exchange programme was almost confirmed from the Sakkarbaug Zoo, Junagadh, in exchange for zebras from Israel, the official said, adding, “But at the last minute, the approval for zebras was redacted, and the exchange has been stuck ever since. Even now, there is no estimated time of arrival for the lions.” (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 12:22 AM IST
BySabah Virani

Vacations, new attractions behind increased footfall at Byculla Zoo

The Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Botanical Udyan & Zoo, also known as Byculla Zoo, has seen a steep increase in footfall during the summer vacation months, with over three lakh visitors in both April and May (till May 23). New attractions, including tiger cubs and the first underwater crocodiles and gharials viewing gallery in Asia, have contributed to the rise in visitors. The zoo has earned revenues of ?1.29cr in the first 23 days of May, compared to ?73lakh in March.

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Updated on May 27, 2023 12:55 AM IST

New attraction at Byculla zoo: Penguin chicks, tiger cubs

Mumbai's Byculla Zoo welcomes five new arrivals - two tiger cubs and three penguin chicks. Visitors are urged not to disturb the animals by banging on glass partitions.

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Updated on May 11, 2023 01:33 AM IST

Video: Newborn penguin triplets now star attraction of Mumbai's Byculla zoo

Also known locally as Mumbai Zoo and Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan Zoo, the zoological garden recently completed its 160 years of existence on November 19. To mark the occasion, an online ticketing system was introduced for visitors and now they can book tickets online as well as at the park.

Videograb of the newborn penguin chicks at Byculla zoo, Mumbai.(ANI)
Published on Nov 23, 2022 09:16 AM IST
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