Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) in India


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Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Typezoo
Size18.811 ha (46.48 acres)
Founded1875
First elephant arrived1876
Place Kolkata
Region West Bengal
Country India
Website http://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), in Kolkata, India , was founded in 1875 and the first elephant arrived in 1876.

Living elephants

At the Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Subarna born 2009
  2. unknown
  3. unknown
  4. unknown

Comments / picturesThe 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.

References for records about Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). 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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