, () is a Zoo
located in the Mirpur
section of Dhaka
, the capital city of Bangladesh
. The Zoo contains many native and non-native animals and wild life, and hosts about three million visitors each year.
Established in 1974, the Dhaka Zoo is the largest zoo in Bangladesh, and is operated by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.
The yearly budget of Dhaka Zoo is Tk 37.5 million, out of which Tk 25 million is spent on feeding the animals.
The zoo is currently home to 2,150 animals from 191 species.
The zoo exhibits 58 species are mammals, including elephants
, black bears
, many species of monkeys
, and Bengal tigers
The aviaries at the zoo house more than 1500 birds representing 91 species, including peacocks, rhea, African gray parrots, cassowary, owls, ostrich, emus, teals, finches, babblers, owls, vultures, and eagles. The two lakes at the zoo also host migratory water birds each winter.
Visitors can also see 13 species of reptiles including snakes and crocodiles, and 28 species of fish.
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