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Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials said work in the first two phases is expected to cost <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>175 crore and tenders for its have already been floated. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Mumbai's civic-run zoo to expand by 10 acres for new animals

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 02:43 PM IST
Byculla Zoo has over 330 animals, birds and reptiles, including monkeys, deer, elephants, penguins, crocodiles, hippopotamus, penguins etc.
Humboldt Penguins swim in their enclosure at the (Veermata Jijabai Udyan) Byculla zoo in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Archive)
Humboldt Penguins swim in their enclosure at the (Veermata Jijabai Udyan) Byculla zoo in Mumbai.(Kunal Patil/HT Archive)

Mumbai: Byculla Zoo could reopen in the next 2 months

HindustanTimes, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Precautionary measures will include markings on the ground outside animal enclosures and before ticket counters in a bid to ensure that the visitors comply with social distancing norms
Visitors at the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Visitors at the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Mumbai shuts down Byculla zoo to counter coronavirus threat

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2020 03:56 PM IST
The Byculla Zoo will remain shut until further orders.
People visit horticulture exhibition held by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation at Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, in Mumbai, on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
People visit horticulture exhibition held by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation at Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, in Mumbai, on Friday.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Mumbaiwale: A blooming bonanza in Byculla

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2020 12:44 AM IST
Pumpkins win prizes, ‘best buds’ means flowers, and stem sells. @mybmc hosts Mumbai’s greenest show. Here’s why you’ll enjoy the 25th edition
The leopards are currently at the zoo but are not available for public viewing considering their permanent enclosure is still under construction.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
The leopards are currently at the zoo but are not available for public viewing considering their permanent enclosure is still under construction.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)

Leopard enclosure at Byculla zoo to be open to public soon

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 06:15 AM IST
The Byculla zoo had brought in a pair of leopards from Mangaluru’s Pilikula Zoo, along with a pair of jackals on April 28 this year, as part of the ongoing revamp.
Mumbaikars will be able to sight a leopard pair at Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Mumbaikars will be able to sight a leopard pair at Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Come November, Mumbai’s Byculla zoo to put pair of leopard for public display

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 11:14 AM IST
The Byculla zoo had brought in a pair of leopard from Mangaluru’s Pilikula zoo along with a pair of jackals on April 28, 2019 as a part of revamp of Byculla zoo that is ongoing since past couple of years.
The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)
The first phase began in 2013 and has been completed. In the second phase, 17 animal enclosures are being built in two lots, at an estimated cost of Rs120 crore.(HT image)

Cancel Byculla zoo licence, says PIL; high court asks BMC to respond

MUMBAI | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:44 AM IST
Motla contended that BMC has undertaken a “massive revamp” of the zoo in three phases.
Seven penguins – Bubble, Mr Molt, Donald, Daisy, Popeye, Olive and Flipper – were put up for public display in March 2017.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Seven penguins – Bubble, Mr Molt, Donald, Daisy, Popeye, Olive and Flipper – were put up for public display in March 2017.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Happy feat: Humboldt penguins help Mumbai’s Byculla zoo earn Rs 10.57 crore

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:37 AM IST
As part of its revamp project, the Byculla Zoo bought eight penguins from Seoul in South Korea on July 26, 2016, at the cost of Rs 45 crore.
Currently, the zoo, spread across 53 acres, has 362 animals(HT File)
Currently, the zoo, spread across 53 acres, has 362 animals(HT File)

Mumbai zoo set to get 2 pairs of lions from Gujarat

Hindustan Times | By Mehul Thakkar
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 01:16 AM IST
The Sakkarbaug zoo, in Junagadh, Gujarat, had earlier demanded giraffes, but has now settled for the two pairs of zebras
The civic body will be given the land on a 99-year lease period at a rent of Rs 1 each year.(HT Photo)
The civic body will be given the land on a 99-year lease period at a rent of Rs 1 each year.(HT Photo)

Forest department signs MoU to give land for Byculla zoo extension in Mumbai

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 02:48 AM IST
The MoU was signed in the presence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar at the corporation’s headquarters in Fort.
A view of the Byculla Zoo, Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A view of the Byculla Zoo, Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

BMC treat waste water for gardening in Byculla zoo

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 11:28 AM IST
The BMC will set up an underground sewage treatment plant inside the Byculla zoo within the next one year which will have the capacity to treat five lakh litres of sewage waste water daily.
In the first phase of expansion, the BMC had brought eight Humboldt Penguins to Byculla zoo(Pratik Chorge/HT File)
In the first phase of expansion, the BMC had brought eight Humboldt Penguins to Byculla zoo(Pratik Chorge/HT File)

International experts to help build homes for exotic animals at Mumbai’s Byculla zoo

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2019 04:23 PM IST
The enclosures at Byculla zoo will be constructed for cassowary, emu, ostrich, lesser flamingo, black jaguar, cheetah, and many more exotic animals.
BEST is going to operate these special buses at an interval of every 30 minute from Shivaji Park(HT FILE PHOTO)
BEST is going to operate these special buses at an interval of every 30 minute from Shivaji Park(HT FILE PHOTO)

Special bus and train services on Mahaparinirvan Divas in Mumbai

Hindustan Times | By Kailash Korde, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:38 AM IST
According to BEST officials, they will ply 60-70 buses everyday between December 6 to December 7
Citizens turn up for public hearing on Aarey at Garden Department office in Byculla on October 10(HT Photo)
Citizens turn up for public hearing on Aarey at Garden Department office in Byculla on October 10(HT Photo)

Fate of 2,238 trees at Aarey to be decided after second public hearing

Hindustan Times | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 11:29 PM IST
The date and time for the second hearing would be decided at the level of the deputy municipal commissioner (gardens)
As of now, there is only one Hyena at the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai which mostly feeds on chicken. But the zoo authorities floated tender for buffalo meat keeping in mind future needs when more animals would be added to the zoo during its expansion.(Arijit Sen/HT File)
As of now, there is only one Hyena at the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai which mostly feeds on chicken. But the zoo authorities floated tender for buffalo meat keeping in mind future needs when more animals would be added to the zoo during its expansion.(Arijit Sen/HT File)

Translation error changes buffalo meat to beef in ad, lands Byculla zoo in soup

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Steffy Thevar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2018 12:00 PM IST
A BMC tender invitation notice was put out in a few regional newspapers on October 9 inviting tenders to supply buffalo meat for the animals in the Byculla zoo. It was mistakenly translated as cow meat or beef in a few Hindi and Gujarati newspapers, said the zoo director.
The penguin chick which died at Byculla Zoo.(HT PHOTO)
The penguin chick which died at Byculla Zoo.(HT PHOTO)

Penguin parents’ life back to daily routine at Byculla Zoo

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2018 03:24 AM IST
Dr Sanjay Tripathi, director of the Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan-Byculla Zoo, said, “The parents are getting back to normal and accepting their daily routine. We fed them food on Saturday afternoon and they finished an entire meal.”
The Byculla zoo is currently spread over 48 acres.(HT FILE)
The Byculla zoo is currently spread over 48 acres.(HT FILE)

HC paves way for expansion of Byculla Zoo

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Vasant Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2018 12:19 AM IST
Two plots, together measuring 70,360 square metres (around 17 acres), were leased out by the state government to the predecessor of Mafatlal Industries – Sassoon Spinning and Weaving Company Limited – in 1923.
Humboldt penguins in their 1,500-square-foot enclosure in Byculla zoo.(HT File Photo)
Humboldt penguins in their 1,500-square-foot enclosure in Byculla zoo.(HT File Photo)

Flipper the penguin at Mumbai’s Byculla zoo may lay another egg soon

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 12:43 PM IST
She laid an egg on Thursday morning, and zoo officials expect she will lay another one in the next two days.
Bombay High Court(HT Photo)
Bombay High Court(HT Photo)

Bombay high court upholds State’s power to recover ‘unearned income’ on leased lands

Hindustan Times | By Kanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 12:34 AM IST
The bench struck down demand notices issued by the revenue department against certain companies.
Under the Rs120-crore phase 2, BMC plans to construct a total of 17 animal enclosures, for animals such as Asiatic lion, tiger, nilgai, sambar and swamp deer.(HT FILE)
Under the Rs120-crore phase 2, BMC plans to construct a total of 17 animal enclosures, for animals such as Asiatic lion, tiger, nilgai, sambar and swamp deer.(HT FILE)

Mumbai’s Byculla zoo revamp stuck again

Hindustan Times | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2018 10:04 AM IST
Under the Rs120-crore phase 2, BMC plans to construct a total of 17 animal enclosures, for animals such as Asiatic lion, tiger, nilgai, sambar and swamp deer.
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