Bir Talab Zoo in BathindaThough Bathinda is one of the oldest cities of Punjab still it has many excellent places of attractions. Bathinda has lots of opportunities for amusements and one such is the Bir Talab Zoo in Bathinda. The zoo is one of the ideal places for spending time with family members and friends and is a most-preferred place for the children. As it is not very far off place from Bathinda City, people could reach here easily. People from surrounding cities and towns also come here to have some wonderful moments of their life.
About Bir Talab ZooBir Talab Zoo was established in Forest Area named Bir Talab. The Zoo houses many types of animals and bird and has many exciting rides for the children. The sprawling lawns of this zoo are well-maintained and people from Bathinda City as well as from the surrounding places come here for picnicking and small outings. Small gardens and lawns inside the zoo are maintained with lots of care so that visitors could sit down and relax here. Walking trails passing through the zoo ensures visitors look at the various enclosures comfortably. There is a tourist complex in the adjoining area of this zoo which is also very well maintained and well-managed by the authorities.
History of Bir Talab ZooThe zoo is spread over an area of 161 acres. There is a boundary wall surrounding the zoo providing protection to the visitors and the animals of the zoo. The zoo was established by the Red Cross Society in the year 1978. In the year 1982, the Forest and Wildlife Protection Department, Punjab State took over the charge of the zoo.
Attractions of Bir Talab ZooVarieties of birds and deer are the main attraction of Bir Talab Zoo in Bathinda. Every year, the zoo is visited by thousands of visitors. The first place that welcomes the visitors of the zoo after they enter through the gate is the beautiful garden. Behind the garden, the birds’ enclosure is present. The birds’ enclosure had different types of birds like peacocks, parrots, pigeons, fowls and parakeets. In the deer enclosure, visitors get to see Sambar, Hog Deer, Black Buck etc.
There are Cheetals, Monkeys and many types of birds like crane, ducks, doves etc. in this zoo. The zoo also houses many protected trees like Shisham, Bamboo, Amaltas, Khari , Teak etc.
Deer Safari in Bir Talab ZooDeer Safari at Bir Talab Zoo is the main attraction of Bir Talab Zoo. The spotted deer are getting raised in a place located near Goniana Mandi. These deer are very friendly to humans and visitors enjoy their deer safari organized within the zoo.
New Additions to Bir Talab ZooMany new additions have been done in the Bir Talab Zoo Bathinda. Almost Rs. 9.5 crores has been spent for bringing in new cages for the birds and animals, to develop deer safari. A battery-operated ride (Uran Khatola) has been introduced. There is an open gypsy for the visitors of this Zoo. The entry fee for the ride is Rs. 10/person. Birds at this zoo have been adopted by 7 people out of which 6 are from Bathinda and 1 is from Delhi. They have adopted the birds like peacock, duck, parakeet, and red munia. The cafeteria in the zoo is a relaxing place for the visitors.
After the renovation and new additions done in the zoo, there have been increase in the footfall of visitors in the zoo. Right now it is about 150-200 visitors a day but it is surely to increase very soon.