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“Why do we still have zoos”

Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, popularly known as ‘Mysuru Zoo’, is one of the oldest zoos of the country established in 1892, by His Highness, the erstwhile Ruler of Mysuru Sri Chamarajendra Wadiyar Bahadur. Mysuru Zoo holds an important place in Karnataka. In 1909 the Palace Zoo was named as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens to commemorate the illustrious founder and since then it bears the nomenclature. Mysuru Zoo has gradually grown into tourist centre, imparting wildlife values. It has got 123 years of history exhibiting wild animals in the near natural enclosures. Despite majority of the zoos have been shifted from the original place to the new places, Mysuru Zoo could modernize the zoo, without shifting the zoo. The zoo is well compacted unit, with modern animal enclosures including heritage buildings attracting tourists all over the world.
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“Why do we still have zoos”
Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

I am really in two minds about writing this review. I do not agree with keeping animals in captivity. This animals should be in their natural habitat. Not in dry dusty enclosures. As far as zoos go this is a well laid out and maintained zoo. But some of the animals are showing signs of distress. Unfortunately once in captivity they cannot be released. Some of these animals need vast areas to roam in. They are not in their natural climate.
I understand that this is sometimes the only chance that some people get to see these animals but isn't the well being of wild animals more important?
There are also signs all over requesting that visitors do not disturb the animals but I was shocked by the actions of the Indians in trying to disturb the animals by shouting and clapping. I wish we didn't have zoos but I also realise that once a zoo is established it needs the support of visitors to maintain it. I don't know what the solution is.........

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Pune, India
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“Best Zoological part in India”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I visited with my two small nephews. They had a good time.
Get a zoo vehicle for your comfort. 12 people can be accommodated in a vehicle. It has a variety of fauna. You can see the big cats.

Visited December 2012
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Goa
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“A goodhot walk of 3km?”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you fail to spot any decent wildlife in Bandipur, then go for the captured and contained. Foiled again with the tigers as the zoo is working on the enclosure so sightings were are bit dismal. Elephants though are worth a look, quite playful.

Visited February 2013
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Navi Mumbai, India
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“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was really a nice place to visit it.
To see some rare animal was really fascinating...
Really had gr8 time to visit it....

Visited September 2012
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“It is a must visit!”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

people of any age will love to be here...
There is a lot to see, take a day off and relax with your friends and family and bring them here..
Check out different birds, The tiger, SNAKES, cheetah, gorilla, African elephants, Lions.
The souvenir shop also has amazing gifts to buy, very nice! and plus its our contribution for the zoo!

Visited February 2013
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