The zoo animals require specially designed enclosure to make their lives in captive as comfortable as possible. Properly designed enclosures also afford better visibility to visitors without unduly disturbing their inmates. The enclosures of this zoo have been carefully designed keeping these two broad aims in mind.
The following are the main enclosures of the Biological Park.
This houses Rhesus Macaques and has four retiring cells, a wet moat along part of the periphery. In the open courtyard of the outer enclosure, there are some rockery work and an artificial tree.
Gharial and Crocodile Enclosures
There is a central wet moat with sufficient dry space around it so that these reptiles can bask in the sun.
Barking Deer Enclosure
This has been divided into two parts, one housing barking deer and the other blackbucks. The blackbucks will soon have their own enclosure.
The barking deer enclosure has four retiring cells, a number of trees and other vegetation. It is surrounded on all sides, except the retiring cells, by a dry moat.
This has proper arrangements for temperature and humidity regulation. The snake house has 15 cells of different sizes which can house about 50 snakes of different species. The front side of each cell is made of glass.
This is an open enclosure with feeding platforms, water trough, temporary sheds and some trees to provide shelter from extreme weather conditions.
It is surrounded by a dry moat and has four retiring cells. It is a thickly wooded open enclosure with many young sal trees. The enclosure has feeding platforms and water troughs.
This is an open enclosure having feeding platform and water troughs and kraal facilities. It has a dry moat on two sides and a chain link mesh fence on the other sides.
Trees are being raised in the enclosure to provide the animals protection from extreme weather conditions.
It is bounded on two sides by a dry moat. There are three philkhanas and two bath tanks. There is a pucca bridge on the moat which enables the elephants to come out for a stroll in the Park every day.
Bounded by a dry moat, the outer enclosure is under thick vegetation of sal, bushes and shrubs.
Currently it houses surplus hyenas as the Park has no wolves at present.
It is bounded by a dry moat and has two dens. Like the wolf enclosure, this one is also thickly wooded.
The lion enclosure, which currently has hybrid lions, is bounded by a dry moat on one side and chain link mesh fence on the remaining sides. The pucca structure in the enclosure has four retiring cells, one squeeze cage, two dens and two nurseries. The outer enclosure is like a grassland.
There are two of them situated side-by-side. Each is bounded by a dry moat on one side and chain link mesh fence on the remaining sides. The pucca house in each enclosure has four retiring cells, one squeeze cage, two dens and two nurseries.
The outer part of the enclosure have moderately dense vegetation of grasses, bushes and trees.
This houses bisons(Gaurs).
It is bounded on all sides, with stone wall, has a feeding platform and a water lax. The enclosure thickly wooded. Sufficient vegetation in the form of grass, shrubs, bushes
and trees exist in the enclosure which made the enclosing ideal for these magnificent animals.
There are six different aviaries with varying segments. These include the newly constructed walk around aviary, the emu enclosure and the mute swan enclosure.
The zoo also has a Rose Garden and a number of well-laid-out gardens. There is also children’s park.
Boating facilities are available in the artificial lake within the zoo.