Location: Zoo Road, Guwahati, India
Land area: 432.435 acres (175.000 ha)
Annual visitors: 430462
Number of Animals: 895
Number of Species: 157
Number of Butterfiles: 105
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden
Also known as Guwahati Zoo, the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden is the home to a lot of species of both fauna and flora spread across an area of 430 acres that is located in the Hengrabari Forest Area. You will love the lush green area that is serene and calm with unique species of wildlife inhabiting here. It was established in the year 1958 and since then it has been one of the most-sought site that is visited by tourists all throughout the year. You will witness the one-horned rhinoceros, giraffes, and ostriches from Africa, Royal Bengal Tiger, Golden Langur, and the Pigtailed Macaque to exotic ones like the African White Rhino, Black Rhinoceros, and kangaroos from Australia. The bird species that you will come across over here include rosy pelican, cassowary, parakeets, silver pheasant, steppe eagle, bar-headed geese, storks, macaw and so on to count.
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Best time to visit the Assam Zoo
To visit the Assam Zoo cum Botanical Garden, you must choose any of the winter months from September to March which is regarded as the best month with perfect weather conditions complementing your visit to the place of greenery. It is very easy to access the Zoo as it is just 25 km away from the city center that you can reach out on a cab or any other roadway means.