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Asia

Indonesia

Batu

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Under the name Jatim Park, a comprehensive fun package is brought to Batu. The biggest surprise is the Batu Secret Zoo, part of the nature-themed Jatim Park 2. Behind the entrance with red geometric surfaces, it turns out to be a modern three-storey zoo featuring startling views. I secretly hope that this cool, secret zoo will remain a bit secret.
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Claiming to be the largest safari park in Indonesia, Taman Safari II opens on the slope of Mount Arjuno between Malang and Surabaya, in 1997. It is divided into two parts, a drive-through wildlife park and a walking area with attractions like a water park and a baby zoo.
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Surabaya

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As easily western zoos spend €50 million for a tropical rainforest exhibit designed by architects, just as difficult it is for Third World zoos to get access to funding, basic natural resources and knowledge. In this context, the Surabaya zoo looks promising in October 2017, thanks to some outside intervention.
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Malang

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City park Taman Rekreasi Kota is located in the immediate vicinity of Boulevard Ijen, in Indonesia's Garden City Malang. It used to be a free recreation area for children in more promising times. In this little park, we came across the remainder of a small zoo more secret than the Secret Zoo in Batu.
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India

Mysore

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Undoubtedly influenced by the European elite Maharaja Sri Chamarajendra Wodeyar has set up the Mysore zoo in 1892. Only the best is good enough for his summer palace zoo named Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in 1909. Krumbeigal, a German horticulturist as well as a landscape architect, has designed the zoo and even the original animal enclosures do not look too cramped.
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Mumbai

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On a hot day in May we bought tickets priced 4 rupees at Victoria Station, and entered the suburban train, a sweaty pleasure despite the lack of window glass and despite the open doors. The Mumbai city zoo at Victoria Gardens (Jijamata Udyan) is within walking distance from the Byculla railway station. Officially named Veerbaj Jeejamata Udyan zoo, also known as Byculla zoo in Victoria Gardens, currently named Jijamata Udyaan and alternatively known as Rani Baugh or Ranee Baug.
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Vandalur

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The original 19th-century zoo Madras (1855) has been replaced by the Vandalur zoo aka the Arignar Anna Zoological Park near Chennai. After Independence Madras became Chennai. In 1975, the old zoo moves out of the city.
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New Delhi

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Spreading across 214 acres the National Zoological Park aka Delhi Zoo is located on the Mathura Road next to the famous old fort Purana Qila. In 1956, 46 years after zoo VIP Carl Hagenbeck died, his grandson Carl-Heinrich Hagenbeck (Germany) and Major Weinman (Colombo, Sri Lanka) designed this national zoological park from scratch on. Jawaharlal Nehru, however, had conceived the whole idea of opening a zoo.
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Aurangabad

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Situated in Siddharth Garden the small Aurangabad Zoo is an oasis in a dingy, crowded and dirty city. There are separate admission charges (just a few rupees) for both the garden and the zoo.
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Madras

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Madras Crocodile Farm is located approximately 15 km north of Mamallapuram. Crocodile Bank Bus stop in front of the farm.
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Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

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Video of a 1996 visit to Zoo Negara.
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Iran

Tehran

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In 1992, the old zoo of Tehran of Mellat Park has been moved to the Eram Park, Eram-e Sabz. The site is located at Karaj highway and covers about 11 acres. The zoo would accommodate 290 species, an optimistic estimate. About 90 animal species are displayed on a board in the zoo.
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