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Mumbai: Central Zoo Authority approves 16 new animals for Byculla zoo

At present, it is home to monkeys, crocodiles, elephants, deer, hippopotamus, penguins and a surplus of exotic birds. The phase III includes expansion of the existing zoo by 12 acres at a cost of Rs 200 crore.

Mumbai's Byculla zoo set to get a lion soon

Last month, the Byculla zoo has also received approval for a pair of swamp deer (barasingha) from Kanpur zoo. In exchange, the zoo authorities will handover a pair of military macaw monkeys, which they have been breeding for 20 years.

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Mumbai: 3,213 trees catalogued at Byculla zoo

The research, undertaken by Samira Rathod Design under the aegis of SIRCLE (Spade India Research Cell) found 3,213 trees and 60 significant species in the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan also known as Rani Baug in Byculla.

Mumbai: Supreme Court boost to Byculla Zoo expansion plan

A senior official from the BMC said: “The company appealed to the Supreme Court but on Friday, the court gave an order in our favour. Now, we will start construction of enclosures on this plot. The revamp of the zoo has already started.”

First-ever penguin born in India dies at Mumbai's Byculla zoo

It was a moment of joy for the authorities on August 15, when the penguin was born at the zoo. Unfortunately, the first-ever penguin born in India died due to newborn anomalies.

Mumbai: Byculla zoo, not SGNP, to get pair of Asiatic lions

In the first phase of renovation, the zoo brought in Humboldt penguins from South Korea in July 2016, leading to more footfalls and increased revenue to the zoo.

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Mumbai: Byculla Zoo set to get seven new enclosures

These seven new enclosures will house animals such as Asiatic lion, Bengal tiger, sloth bear, wolf, jackal and swamp deer.

Mumbai: Star tortoises taken from Byculla, handed over to NGO for better care

The 23 surviving tortoises, a protected species, are from a batch of 107 that were rescued from various pet shops by the Thane forest department and placed in the care of the Byculla zoo in November 2015.

Mumbai: Byculla zoo revenue goes up threefold in 10 days

The BMC recently increased the zoo’s entry fee from Rs 5 for adults and Rs 2 for children to Rs 50 for adults and Rs 100 for a family of two adults and two children. Regular visitors could earlier get a monthly pass at Rs 30.

Arrival of penguins to Byculla zoo put off till September

BMC has confirmed that the three pairs of penguins will arrive only by the end of September 2015.

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