The beautiful Mysore zoo has 157 acres of land lush with greenery, and the abundant animals it hosts is a sight to behold! It is also close to our heart as we worked tirelessly on releasing the My Zoo app that was designed as a guide for the Mysore Zoo. Our app is out and had a great reception at its launch in the Zoo Director’s Meet. Here is a little bit about the Mysore Zoo. The zoo that is abundant in animal life and is also rich in cultural heritage. Do have a read and make sure you visit it. And download our app from the Playstore to guide you and make the best of our visit: http://bit.ly/2zygdlQ
The History of Mysore Zoo
and was designed by a German horticulturist and landscaper, Mr G.H. Krumbeigal. Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar the Maharaja of Mysore had instructed the creation of the zoo in 1892. During its earlier days it was called the palace zoo. Its gates were open to the public since 1902.
Initially, the zoo was started on a ten-acre land, but over the years it has gradually expanded. The Karanji lake is also part of the zoological park. The zoo has more than 168 species from more than twenty-five countries. Some of the animals you can see on your visit are white pelicans, rhinoceros, African and Indian elephants, dhole, wallaby, lions, tigers, crocodiles and giraffes.
You can comfortably spend a day walking past the bird and animal enclosures. The enclosures are designed to keep the interactions safe between animals and humans. The health and nutrition of the animals are well monitored by the authorities to prevent them from getting any diseases. You can also take the battery operated buggy service to tour the zoological park. Inside the park, you can buy water and eatables in designated areas. Sri Chamarajendra zoological garden draws a large number of visitors from around the globe because of its excellent upkeep of the facilities. The GPS enabled map on our app will help you find your way easily.
Animal Conservation Efforts
Mysore zoo has two conservation programs – animal adoption and the Koorgalli rescue. Koorgalli rescue program focuses on the rehabilitation of animals captured in man and animal conflict, disabled and injured animals.
The Animal Adoption Program
The animal adoption program was introduced in 1984.When an animal is adopted, the financial contribution made helps feed the recipient for the mentioned duration. A black-crowned night heron or rose-ringed parakeet or a star tortoise can get nourishment for a whole year for a sum of two thousand rupees.
The park has split the animals into A, B and C group based on species. The adoption fee varies based on the chosen animal,reptile or bird. This is a cause that we at GeniusLead take very seriously and in the future our app will allow you to make donations and support the cause of animal adoption direct from your app.
When you adopt an animal, you adopt a life anf a piece of nature for our future generations. You also get a picture of the adopted animal, passes, an adoption certificate, and a tax exemption form.
If you plan to visit Mysore, do allocate some time to spend at the zoo and marvel at nature. The zoo is maintained by the Zoo Authority of Karnataka. A key objective behind the creation of the Mysore zoo was educating the people about animals, animal conservation, studying and learning about different species of birds, reptiles, mammals and animal breeding. You will find detailed information about each animal on our app. We have also enabled an audio version of the information to make it enjoyable for you and also to help blind ones to get a feel of the animal and know more about it. You can download our app here: http://bit.ly/2zygdlQ