Bangladesh National Zoo

Bangladesh National Zoo is located in Mirpur, Dhaka. The zoo started in Bangladesh with a small number of wildlife in the Dhaka High Court premises in 1950 to promote public recreation, biodiversity conservation, breeding, research and knowledge of wildlife. Later, the zoo was set up in Mirpur in 1960 and the present Bangladesh National Zoo was opened to the public on 23 June 1974.


The Bangladesh National Zoo, which is about 75 hectares in size, has the world’s famous Royal Bengal Tiger, but there are 211 species of 211 domestic and foreign species. Among them are Chitra Deer, Monkey, Nilgai, Lion, Aquarius, Gondar, Bear, Lion, Crocodile, Zebra, Flamingo, Cannibal, Pankuri and Fishing. And there are about 240 species of stuffed animals in the zoo. Besides, there are two lakes covering 13 hectares of land in Bangladesh National Zoo.


The National Zoo is closed every Sunday. However, the zoo is open on Sunday if it is a public holiday. Open from 9am to 6pm in the summer (April-October), and open from 8am to 5pm in the winter (November-March).

For anyone over two years, the ticket price to enter Maine Gate is Tk 30. Ticket price to enter the Joe Museum is 5 bucks. No tickets are required for children under two. In addition, admission tickets for half the school, college and university students are half. In that case the ID card of your educational institution should be shown.


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