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Zoological Garden About Us

This zoological park was established on November 29, 1921 to commemorate the arrival of the Prince of Wales to Lucknow. Its establishment was conceived by the then Governor Sir Harcourt Butler. The complex was established in the 18th century by Nawab Nasiruddin Haider, the then Nawab of Awadh as a mango orchard. At that time it was known as Banarasi Bagh. Even today, in the colloquial language, the locals call it Banarasi Bagh. In the evening by the Nawabs, as the evening of Awadh used to be famous, a Baradari was built to sit here, which is still situated in the middle of the zoological garden with all its grandeur and dignity.

In the year 2001, the zoological park was changed from "Prince of Wales Zoological Gardens Trust" to Lucknow Zoological Garden. In the year 2015 the zoological park was changed from "Lucknow Zoological Garden" to "Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Zoological Garden, Lucknow".

Plan Your Visit

Opening Times

We are open until 5:30pm. Last entry is 1 hour before closing.

Animal Talks

Our team surely helps you to discover great things about our animals.

Group Discounts

Get discounts up to 50%off if there are 10 or more of you.

Upcoming Events

Each month we have something new to offer our visitors.

Latest Videos

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Save The Lions!

Africa Campaign!

Latest News

Rowan: an orangutan known & loved

It is with heavy hearts that we share all the news today: our sweet fellow, Rowan, has passed away.

Contrast for color of poison dart frogs

Although able to avoid most predation with their stunning coloration, some poison dart frogs are threatened.

Get closer to the wonders
of the natural world.

  • 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins
  • 140 acre park, train and 3 adventure playgrounds
  • Daily talks and animal feeds + cafés and gifts

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