Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) in India


Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Typezoo
Size18.811 ha (46.48 acres)
Founded1875
First elephant arrived1876
PlaceKolkata
RegionWest Bengal
CountryIndia
Websitehttp://www.kolkatazoo.in/

Directors1877-1908: Ram Brahma Sanyal (1858 - 13 October 1908)
Now: Ashish Samanta
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Description

Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens), located in Kolkata, in India, was founded in 1875 and the first elephant arrived in 1876.

At Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)

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  7. Subarna born 2009
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The Calcutta Aquarium lies across the street from the zoo, and is affiliated to the zoo.

1881: Kalākaua, the last king of Hawaii, visited the zoo on 28 May 1881 during his world tour.

2020: Before its closure (due to Corona), the daily average footfall at Alipore Zoo ranged between 4,000-6,000 on a single day.


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Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2020). Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=158. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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