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PHOTOS: The spectacular wildlife at Mysore zoo

Last updated on: November 25, 2011 15:11 IST

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Ronak Gandhi

Get Ahead reader Ronak Gandhi, a gadget-loving software engineer, shares some stunning pictures he took while on a visit to Mysore zoo.

We visited Mysore zoo -- officially the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens -- in the first week of November. I wasn't really expecting much as most of the zoos in India aren't maintained well. I didn't know however that I was in for a treat.

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Image: A tiger at Mysore zoo
Photographs: Ronak Gandhi
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The moment you enter the zoo, you are treated with five healthy looking Giraffes. They are kept in a large area with tall trees surrounding them. For me, Giraffes were the main highlight of the Zoo.

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Image: Giraffes at the zoo
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After seeing the giraffes, my expectations went up and I must say I was not disappointed at all. The way they have maintained the Zoo and the way the animals are kept is very commendable.

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Image: A tiger at Mysore zoo
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Some more information about the zoo:

Zoo timings are from 10 am to 6 pm. You should get inside in the morning to avoid the crowd.

There is ample parking space outside the Zoo, so no worries there.

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They don't allow any type of plastic bags inside the Zoo (plastic bottles are allowed though). They give you replacement paper bags for your plastic bags (kudos to authorities).

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Must watch animals inside the zoo:

  • Giraffes of course
  • Rhino
  • African lions
  • Gorilla
  • African elephants (talk to the Mahavat of the elephants, he is very knowledgeable)
  • Their bird collection
  • Reptile collection

Photographs: Ronak Gandhi
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