The Assam state zoo and botanical garden is a zoological park located in Guwahati, Assam. It is situated at a distance of 6 km from Guwahati railway station, and it is popularly called Guwahati Zoo.
It is a famous tourist spot in Assam and the largest zoological park in the North East region of India.
The zoological park has established in 1957, and in 1958 it was open to the public. It spread over an acre of 175 hectares. It is located inside the Hengerbari Reserved Forest area of Guwahati.
Earlier this zoo, had only 42 animals and 236 birds, but now it serves as a house for about 895 animals, birds, and reptiles, representing almost 113 species of birds and animals from all around the world.
This zoological park also accommodates several rare and endangered species of birds and animals, the major exhibits of this zoo are tiger, one-horned Indian Rhinoceros, Clouded Leopard, Golden Langur, Gibbon, Hoolock, Serow, Elephant, Brow-antlered Deer, Himalayan black Bear, Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat, Binturong, etc.
A botanical garden also added to this wildlife park in the year 1982. This garden is home to diverse species of herbs, palms, conifers, and shrubs. There are more than 40 varieties of rare orchids in the orchid house of the garden.
A park is also present in the wildlife park, with lots of recreational tools. Along with all these things, there is also a forest museum, a lake, and a tower house present at Assam state zoo and botanical garden.
There are also fast food corners and eating outlets present in the zoological park.