Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens) in India


Calcutta Alipore Zoo (Alipore Zoological gardens)
Typezoo

Owner
Size18.811 ha (46.48 acres)
Founded1875
First elephant arrived1876
Place Kolkata
Region West Bengal
Country India
Website Website

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

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2020-10-03

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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 (2024). 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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