Mysore Zoo in India

Mysore Zoo
Mysore Zoo is among the few in India exhibiting african elephants, and the only one to breed them.

Mysore Zoo is among the few in India exhibiting african elephants, and the only one to breed them.
Local nameChamarajendra Zoological Gardens
Size157-acre (64 ha)
Number of species168
Number of animals1450
AddressZoo Main Road, Indira Nagar, Ittige Gudu
Zip-code570 010

Directors1907: Mr. Huge
?-1988: Krishne Gowda
2018-now: Ajit Kulkarni
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological gardens is the Zoo in Mysore, the capitol of the state Karnataka in India.

2004: In 2004 two elephants died under strange circumstances out of poison.

Mysore is also famous for its beautiful procession, the Dassahra, which normally occurs in October. Elephant bulls, camels and horses are used for the processions, and a bull always carries the golden howdah where the maharadja of Mysore used to sit in the old days.

2009: According to Dr B K Gupta, evaluation and monitoring officer of CZA, India had 140 elephants in 26 zoos and 16 circuses as on March 31 2009. "Of these, Mysore and Trivandrum had the largest number at 9 and 8 respectively.

2019-10-20 This Dasara, the Mysuru zoo attracted more visitors, improving its revenue. In a span of 10 days, 1.65 lakh people visited the zoo and the gate revenue realised was 1.59 crore. A record number of tourists visited the zoo on the day of Ayudha Puja and Vijayadashami, which were public holidays. A total of 30,273 people came on Ayudha Puja and 28,386 on Vijayadashami, realising a revenue of 29.27 lakh and 28.28 lakh respectively. This is the biggest earnings for the zoo in a single day.

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Mysore Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Elephant to be shifted to vizag zoo - Elephant News
2020-10-02Sudha murthy donates 20 lakh to mysuru zoo - Elephant News
2019-10-20Mysuru zoo gets record number of visitors, thanks to dasara - Elephant News
2020-10-03Many kannada movie stars adopting animals - Elephant News

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