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Bannerghatta National Park in India

Bannerghatta National Park

Place Bangalore
Country India


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Bannerghatta National Park, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India , was founded in 1971.

Comments / picturesBannerghatta National Park, near Bangalore, Karnataka, was founded in 1970 and declared as a national park in 1974. The park is also a popular tourist destination, the Bannerghatta Biological Park, with Bannerghatta Biological Park Zoo, a pet corner, an animal rescue center, a butterfly enclosure, an aquarium, a snake house, and a safari park. In 2002 a portion of the park, became a biological reserve.

Bannerghatta National Park is situated 22 km south of Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The journey to the park takes nearly half an hour from Bangalore. The hilly place is the home for one of the rich natural, zoological reserves. The 25,000 acre (101 km²) zoological park makes this a major tourist attraction of Bangalore.

The Bannerghatta Tiger and Lion Reserve has a reserve of Indian tigers, lions and other mammals. A mini safari here helps to fund the reserve. The Tiger Reserve of the park has been recognised by the Forest Department of India.


References for records about Bannerghatta National Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2023). Bannerghatta National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=866. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Bannerghatta National Park on elephant-news.com

Bannerghatta National Park is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2008-10-03Jumbos evoke admiration - Elephant News
Killer elephant tramples one more in bangalore - Elephant News
2010-11-06Will they number more than 5,000? - Elephant News
2010-07-18Elephant tramples farmers - Elephant News
Anti-poaching camps for bannerghatta - Elephant News
Elephant ashok's grieving mate attracts crowds to kamla nehru zoo - Elephant News
2020-10-03Many kannada movie stars adopting animals - Elephant News
2020-08-28Bengaluru zoo names elephant calf after infosys’ sudha murthy - Elephant News
Demand for karnataka elephants from other states, 12 to sent to uttarakhand - Elephant News
Rescued jumbos a burden for bannerghatta zoo - Elephant News
Elephant park at bbp soon - Elephant News
Rescued baby elephant brought to bannerghatta biological park (bbp) - Elephant News

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