May 30, 2021 2:27 am
As per Phase III of the expansion plan, the area of the zoo, currently 53 acre, will be expanded by another 10 acre at a cost of Rs 200 crore. This area is supposed to house the new animals.
February 12, 2021 3:39 am
The bird aviary within the zoo is expected to remain shut.
November 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Laxmi was one of the main attractions of Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan and Zoo in Byculla. It was brought from Venus Circus in 1977 in an exchange programme.
August 31, 2020 1:10 pm
And it is not just the birds. Most animals at the zoo have become less shy and stress-free since the zoo closed for the public on March 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the lockdown, the zoo on an average saw 15,000 visitors on weekdays.
August 27, 2020 10:16 am
The BMC has floated a tender for the proposed repair and restoration of the four pyaus along with development of the Koi fish pond. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.55 crore and contract period is five months.
September 27, 2019 9:04 am
As part of the revamp, the BMC has also planned special enclosures for exotic animals on seven acres of the Mafatlal Mill compound, which was handed over to the civic body.
August 20, 2019 3:07 am
The petition states that besides Humboldt pigeons, other animals in the zoo, include deer, sambhar deer, nilgai, two hippos, two elephants and several birds, like macaws, parrots, parakeets, hornbills, storks and herons.
February 23, 2019 8:51 am
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.
February 13, 2019 7:48 am
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.
December 03, 2018 3:20 am
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.