Located on the Mussoorie Road in Dehradun, the Dehradun Zoo is gaining fame not only nationally, but also internationally. On the social media page of Facebook, the Dehradun Zoo has been ranked in the Top 10 Zoo amongst the 181 active Zoo internationally, and is on the 1st position in the country. Developing in the manner of a Nature Park, Dehradun Zoo earned itself this reputation in a period of mere 45 days. Amongst the numerous Zoo in the world there are only 181 active on Facebook. The Dehradun Zoo was added in this list on 5th June this year. This ranking is done by Facebook through a software called ‘Like Elizar’ says the Director of the Dehradun Zoo, Mr. PK Patro. The software determines the rank on the basis of the activities on the page such as number of likes, posts, tags, comment etc.
Highlights of the Dehradun Zoo
Dehradun has experienced an approx number of 6.5 lakh tourists this year. The Zoo has been modified into a whole new avtar. It has upto 350 animals and birds. The Aquarium, Fun Park and Cactus Park are the major tourist attraction. With 2.10 lakh tourist visiting in 2014-15, 3.20 lakh in 2015-16, 4.30 lakh in 2016-17 and 6.5 lakh in 2017-18, the number of tourist visiting the Dehradun Zoo has shown a significant increase over the past couple of years.
The Roar of Tiger to be heard soon in The Dehradun Zoo
The Dehradun Zoo shall soon have a Tiger roaring on its ground. The Gov plans to have animals like a Bear, Hyena, Ghadiyal and many more to make the Zoo much better. According to the director Mr.Patro, these animals will be brought from various zoos in the world. A Proposal has also been sent to the Central Zoo Authority in the context of this matter.