Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Byculla Zoo


Civic body restores four heritage pyaus inside Byculla zoo

September 11, 2022 7:13 am

In November 2021, the BMC undertook the project of restoring the four pyaus inside Byculla Zoo, named Khimji Mulji Randeria Pyau; Ardeshir Dadyshett Pyaus (2 identical pyaus) and Seth Samaladas Nasidas Pyau, which has now been restored to a water fountain.

Centre junks 3-year Byculla zoo plan to procure zebras from Israel

August 07, 2022 7:17 am

In 2020, the Byculla zoo, officially known as Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo, planned to exchange procured zebras with Sakkarbaug Zoological Park in Junagadh, Gujarat and Kamla Nehru Prani Sangrahalaya in Indore and receive Asiatic lions.

Mumabi: Sloth bear Shiva delights visitors at Byculla zoo

May 25, 2022 3:28 am

The sloth bear and a pair of leopards were brought to Byculla zoo from Nagpur’s Gorewada zoo.

Pair of leopards, sloth bear are the latest to join Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo

May 16, 2022 4:26 pm

The zoo has also received a pair of leopards from Nagpur. All three animals reached Mumbai a month ago and have finished their quarantine.

Iced treats, cold baths: How Byculla zoo residents are beating the heatwave

May 04, 2022 8:52 pm

On offer are fruit and vegetable icicles and lollies for sloth bears, monkeys and Asian elephants — Anarkali is one of the latter. The Royal Bengal tigers, including Karishma and Shakti, and leopards get to chew on frozen meat and bones.

Byculla zoo sees nearly 50,000 visitors over four days, collects Rs 24 lakh

April 19, 2022 12:31 pm

On Sunday alone, 20,478 people came to the Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo in Byculla which had reopened its doors on February 10 after the third Covid-19 wave subsided.

Byculla zoo to use recycled water for daily operations

April 17, 2022 8:38 am

Byculla Zoo, which is also popularly known as Rani Baug, daily requires 3 to 5 lakh litre of water for watering a huge garden as well as drinking and cleaning purposes.

How a black horse without colonial baggage now gives name to Mumbai’s art district

April 03, 2022 7:32 am

It was only in 2017 that the horse reappeared in the area, but this time it was with one difference - it did not have its rider King Edward VII

Mahouts recall their association with Anarkali — the last elephant of Byculla Zoo

February 13, 2022 1:25 am

Anarkali was brought to the zoo at the age of 12 and was embraced by her mahouts. She has given rides to scores of visitors in the city’s only zoo.

Why Sena didn’t think of Marathi name for penguin if it’s so concerned about mother tongue, asks BJP

January 21, 2022 2:01 am

🔴 BJP leader Chitra Wagh said, “On the one hand, Shiv Sena has made displaying of name plates in Marathi compulsory. On other hand, it named the penguin Oscar. It clearly shows its double standards on Marathi language.”