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Sr. No. Name of Zoo and Adress Veternary / Officer Director Tel. Nos. E-Mail Type
1 The Director, Virmata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan & Zoo, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Road, Byculla (East), Mumbai-400 027. Dr. Komal Raul 9867117411 Dr. Sanjay Tripathi 9869270242 022-23772414 [email protected] , [email protected] Medium Zoo
2 The Zoo Director, Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre, Municipal Corporation, Pune-Satara Road, Opp. Katraj Dairy, Pune-411 046.   Dr. Rajkumar Jadhav 9689931330 020-24367712 [email protected] [email protected] Medium Zoo
3 The Officer Incharge, Maharajabagh Zoo, Amaravati Road, Civil Lines, Nagpur.   Dr. Sunil Bawaskar, 9423636143 8275039435 0712-2523720 [email protected] Small Zoo
4 The Director, Nisargakavi Bahinabai Chaudhary Zoo, MIDC, G Block, Near Kamalnayan Bajaj School, Sambhajinagar, Chinchwad, Pune. Querator- Deepak Sawant 9595366245 Dr. Gore, Incharge, 9922501585 020-27371036 [email protected] [email protected] Small Zoo
5 The Director, Mahatma Gandhi Udyan Zoo, Opp. Dharmaveer Sambhaji Talav, N.H.No.13, Solapur.   Dr. Shubhangi B. Tajane 9422457937, 9096329210 0217-627800 [email protected] Small Zoo
6 The Zoo Director, Siddharth Garden and Zoo, Near Central Bus Stand, Aurangabad. Shri. Patil 9404000034 Dr. B.S. Naikwad 9764999582 0240-2331956 [email protected] Small Zoo
7 The Chief Conservator of Forests & Director, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Boriwali (E), Mumbai 400 066 Bhalekar, DFO, 9423007829 CCF & Field director SGNP, Boriwali 022-28860362 [email protected] Small Zoo
8 The Secretary, Shetkari Shikshan Mandal, ,Dholgarwadi, Chandgad Taluka, Kolhapur-416 507   Shri Patil 7588258939 9423610008, Shri Tukaram Sutar 9420972049 02320-231048/231049 [email protected] Mini Zoo
9 The Operating Trustee, Maharaja Shahaji Chatrapati Zoo, New Palace, Kolhapur-416003. Vaishali Bajaga 9890445211 Shri Vijay singh Ingle 9405040522 0231-2656054 [email protected] Mini Zoo
Rescue Centre
10 The Divisional Manager, Gorewada Rescue Centre, Gorewada Project, , Fetri-Mahurzhari Road, Nagpur-441 501 Shri S.V. Madbhushi 9405972260 Shri. Nandkishor Kale, D.M. 7620089202 0712-2667477 [email protected] Rescue Centre
11 The Veternary Officer, Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre, , Junnar, Distt. Pune-410502. Dr. Ajay Deshmukh 8888863702 DCF Junnar 02132-222363/ 224363 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] Rescue Centre
12 The Director, People for Animal Shelter House, Geeta Bhawan, Gopuri, Wardha-442001.   Shri Ashish Gosavi 9422141262 [email protected], [email protected] Rescue Centre
13 Amate Prani Udyan, Hemalkasa, Distt. Gadchroli.   Shri A.P. Amate 7588772860 9423208802 07134-220001 [email protected] Rescue Centre
Transit Treatment Centre  
1 Seminary Hills, Transit Treatment Centre, Nagpur, CPWD Colony, , Maharashtra 440006   DCF Nagpur 0712-2565624 [email protected] Transit Treatment Centre
2 Transit Treatment Centre, Chandrapur   DCF, Chandrapur 07172-253508 [email protected] Transit Treatment Centre
3 Transit Treatment Centre, Navegon Bandh, Gondia   DCF, Gondia 07182-222265 [email protected] Transit Treatment Centre
4 Transit Treatement Centre, Amravati   DCF, Amravati 0721-2662814 [email protected] Transit Treatment Centre

Amte Prani Udyan, Hemalkasa, Gadchiroli.

          Lok Biradari Prakalp (LBP) (Marathi; Brotherhood of People project) is a social project of the Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora involving a hospital, a school and an animal orphanage. It was started on 23 December 1973, by the social worker Baba Amte for integrated development of Madia Gond. It is in Hemalkasa, Bhamragad taluka in Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra, India.A small sheltered enclosure has been formed at Hemalkasa to keep orphaned babies of wild animals, thereby protecting them from being killed for food. The Hemalkasa community of workers live in complete harmony with a great diversity of wild animals in this relatively undisturbed, thick forest. Amte’s Animal Ark – Orphanage cum Rescue Center at Hemalkasa includes leopards, bears, snakes, deer, wild boars, crocodiles, lions, etc.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Boriwali, Mumbai.

          Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously called Borivali National Park,is a large protected area in the northern part of Mumbai city (preferably called Mumbai Suburban district) in Maharashtra State in India. It encompasses an area of 104 km2 (40 sq mi) and is surrounded on three sides by India's most populous city. It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit and is one of the most visited parks in the world.The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. Tourists also enjoy visiting the 2400-year-old Kanheri caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park.

Gorewada Zoo & Rescue Centre, Nagpur

        Gorewada Zoo is a zoo in Maharashtra state, India. On commission, this is likely to be one of the largest captive Zoo Safari in India with over 1914 Hectares of land adjoining the Gorewada Lake. The Park shall be having various features showcasing Tribal Art, Rescue Centre for Wildlife, Indian Safari, African Safari, Interpretation Centre, Trail of Senses, and Night Safari. In 2006, the Government of Maharashtra identified land of approximately forest land admeasuring 1914 Ha for establishing the project adjacent to the Gorewada Lake and at 8 km from the heart of Nagpur. The project to create an International Standard Zoo at Gorewada, Nagpur was entrusted to the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra, Nagpur,Maharastra State, India a wholly owned company of the Government of Maharashtra (GoM). The Safari Park is being developed on a Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (“DBFOT”) basis in public private partnership (“PPP”) mode. To make the Zoo park financially viable, the State transferred additional 26 Ha Non-Forest Land for commercial utilization.


Nisargakavi Bahinabai Choudhary Prani Sangrahalaya, Chinchwad, Pune – 411 019, Maharashtra.

            Though the zoo is located in hear of residential area, and has temple and school on its boundary, thus it is suggested to provide appropriate screening and buffer area of atleast 10 mts all around with special emphasis in north wall (School area) of the zoo and 5 meters towards east wall. Tall trees like Casurina, Bamboo and Silver oak may be considered for these Buffer Zones. 2.Ganesh Temple present in the vicinity should be kept outside the zoo premises. 3.i) Master Layout Plan along with Animal Collection plan should be submitted to the Central Zoo Authority for approval latest by 30th November 2013. (ii) Reptiles should be given priority in first phase of master plan giving concern to Snakes, Crocodiles, Lizards, Turtles and Tortoises. In the second phase. Display of Amphibian, Mollusks, Arachnid, Beetles, Millipede, Centipede and other insects shall also be considered. 4.Records to be maintained about the persons who bring rescued animals to the zoo. Their proper identification and contact numbers be noted. 5.Since the use of Pit enclosures is stopped, one of the pits may be demolished and other may be converted into sitting area for children. 6.The existing monkey hill where the water level be elevated by constructing the wall. The guava plants should be removed. Visitor area should be reduced at one end and adjoining area may be considered for Gharial Exhibit. This will create good habitat for both the species. 7.Keeper’s Diary be written daily, supervised by veterinarian and curator with final remarks of the zoo director. 8.Anti Snake venom serum should be made available at the main gate in case of emergency after closing hours of the zoo

Mahatma Gandhi Rashtriya Udyan Zoo, Solapur.

           Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park is a national park of India near Wandoor on the Andaman Islands. It belongs to the South Andaman administrative district, part of the Indian union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.The park was created 24 May 1983 under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972 to protect marine life such as the corals and nesting sea turtles prevalent in the area. It was placed under the protection of the Chief Wildlife Warden of the forest department of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The park facilities and staff quarters are located in south Wandur beach.

Jijamata Udyaan Byculla (East), Mumbai - 400 027.

Jijamata Udyaan formerly called Ranichi Bagh (meaning Queen's Gardens) after the original British name Victoria Gardens, and now also known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan, is a zoo and garden located at Byculla, in the heart of Mumbai, India. It was laid out in 1861 and is one of the oldest zoos in India.

Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre

            Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre is a project which was started by the Maharashtra Forest Department in 2001; when the man-leopard conflict and the leopard “menace” was at its peak. Several leopards (Panthera pardus) were caught from the adjacent areas of Ahmednagar, Nashik and many were caught in Junnar division itself by the Forest department. The prime objective of this rescue centre was to house these rescued leopards who were in considerable distress in trap cages / transit cages for long periods. Some of these leopards, only required medical aid and were consequently medicated and then released back in the wild. In December 2007 MOU was signed between the Maharashtra Forest Department and Wildlife SOS wherein Wildlife SOS was given the responsibility to provide technical assistance and lifetime care for the leopards housed at the facility. Wildlife SOS would also ensure timely veterinary facilities for the leopards and would be involved in rescuing leopards in distress with assistance from the forest department. Manikdoh Leopard centre presently divided into three sections. Section first consist of Eight day and night cages, Section two have sixteen temporary types unmovable cages and Section three have ten day and night cages which are as per specification given by Cental Zoo Authority (CZA), Delhi.

Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park, Wildlife Research Centre, Katraj, Pune

            The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) had established a small zoo named Peshwe Park, in 1953 on approximately 7 acres of land, at the base of the Parvati hills, where Madhavrao Peshwa had his private menagerie in 1780. This zoo was located in the heart of the city and was fashioned along the old system of exhibiting animals in concrete cages with iron bars. There was need to establish a zoo with modern concept with the objectives of developing it as wildlife conserve conservation centre rather than merely a recreational facility. As per the directives of Central Zoo Authority a new zoo site was selected at Katraj and development work was initiated in 1997. The new zoo was inaugurated on the 14th March 1999 and re-named as Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and Wildlife Research Centre. All the wild animals from Peshwe Park were shifted gradually to the new zoo site. The zoo is having total area of 130 acres which encompasses a historical lake spread on 30 acre land area
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Siddharth Udyan Zoo, Aurangabad

          The Municipal Corporation, Aurangabad established a small Zoo in 1984 called Siddharth Garden zoo. Total area of the zoo is about 17 acres. Previously the zoo was established only for displaying small animals like rabbit, jackal, monkey. civet cat and bird like peacock and some Herbivores like Black Buck, Nilgai, Samber etc. After 1990 concept plan of the zoo change & preservalion of endangered species, education of citizen about wildlife, display of wild animals & upkeep of the zoo animal started in zoo. Then zoo collected lion, tiger, leopards, white tiger, elephant bear & systematic plan of zoo established under guideline of Central Zoo Authority.

Maharajbagh Zoo, Nagpur Maharashtra

             Maharajbagh zoo is the central zoo of Nagpur, India. The zoo is located in the heart of the city and has been built on the garden of the Bhonsle and Maratha rulers of the city. The zoo comes under the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) of India and is maintained by the Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth(PKV) of Nagpur. The zoo had come under scrutiny in 2006 for possible closure due to issues concerning animal healthcare but was cleared of all objections raised by CZA in 2007. The Government of Maharashtra has approved a new safari park of international standards next to Gorewada Lake in the city. Animals from Maharajbagh zoo would be moved to this new animal park but the older zoo will remain open for new animals.