Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, Lucknow, popularly known as Lucknow Zoo (earlier known as “Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens”) was established in the year 1921 to commemorate the visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. It is situated in 29 hectares area in the heart of the city. It houses around 1000 animals of more than 100 species. The zoo gets around 11-12 lacs visitors every year. The zoo is well known for its ‘Bal Rail’, a toy train that runs across the zoo and paddle boating that allows the visitors to recreate while visiting the animals. The visitors can also avail the facility of Pollution free Battery Vehicle for moving around the zoo.