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Chhatbir Zoo

Chhatbir Zoo is zoological park situated closed to Zirakpur. It is also known as Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park. The park is located at 17 km from Chandigarh and 55 km from Patiala. The zoo is spread over 202 acres of land against the attractive green background. Large varieties of Birds, Mammals and  Reptiles lived here but the Lion Safari is the most interesting part of the zoo. The animals are kept in open. To fulfill behavioral and physical needs according to their natural habitat can be met similar. The zoo construction pre date to seventies and at present it is a developed zoological park. It is quite interesting to see that how a raw scrubland got changed into a perfect abode for wild beasts. The main key attraction of the zoo is Royal Bengal Tiger, which has the perfect point of interest for visiting the zoo. The Chattbir Zoo has a water body and large wooded parks and jungle area which is perfect for picnic.  Many Zoologist visit the zoo for their research on various species of  life. There are 950 animals and birds belonging to 85 species which are housed in about 100 animal houses. Most of animals are born here and some are from other Zoo.

List of Animals:

  • Royal Bengal Tiger
  • White Tiger
  • Asian Elephant
  • Hippopotamus
  • Baboon
  • Emu
  • Sambar Deer
  • Zebra
  • Blue Bull
  • Chimpanzee
  • Jaguar
  • Blackbuck
  • Bengal Fox
  • Indian Python

 Visiting Hours

The Zoo remains open 6 days a week except Mondays.

  • Zoo hours - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Zoo remain closed on - 26th January, 15th August, 2nd October.

Tickets Rates

  • Aged 3 - 12 : Rs 20
  • Above 12 : Rs 50
  • Lion Safari : Rs 50 per head