A state-of-art zoological park with unique collection of indigenous and exotic animals and birds from the various biogeographic regions of the world, is located at the picturesque hills near the tallest statue of the world “The Statue of Unity” and “The Sardar Sarovar Dam” at Ekta Nagar. This zoo will take you through an adventurous and exciting trip of watching wildlife, enjoying scenic beauty of the hills and entertaining experiences of a lifetime.
The Jungle Safari covers 375 acres at seven different levels ranging from an altitude or elevation of 29 metres to 180 metres, on the right bank of the Narmada River, near Statue of Unity. The park is a home to more than 186 species of fauna, covering various biomes of Africa, Australia, Asia and America. Visitors will also be able to spot India’s endangered species, which includes the magnificent big cats such as Asiatic Lion, Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard. The safari route has been designed such, that the visitors can view animal activities, spot reptiles and watch birds.
Exciting Features: This Jungle Safari is an adventure ride, which gives an opportunity to explore the unexplored trails and untouched natural horizons. Clusters have been designed to house the animals’ continent-wise namely Australia, Africa and South America. The significant feature of this park is that, the visitors can see animals in an open environment and the forest will provide the effect of a Jungle Safari kind of tour. The undulating terrain of Vindhya hills makes it an ideal abode for the creatures here.
Another highlight is the walk through Aviary, harbouring the finest of indigenous birds. Here the visitors can walk amidst of the birds specific to varied habitats, which have been created simulating the natural habitat of each of the species. The view will not be obstructed by the bars of the cages. It has two aviaries housing large number of birds. These aviaries, constructed as geodesic domes are among the largest geodesic domes in India (Indian Aviary is 150 meters long, 50 meters wide and 15 meters high & Exotic Aviary is 125 meters long, 35 meters wide and 15 meters high).
Each of the enclosures has been specifically enriched, so as to keep the animal active and vigorous. The safari route has been designed to enable visitors observe animals, reptiles and birds in near-natural surroundings. Additional key feature is the landscaping that soothes the senses of all. Even the landscaping inside enclosures is in tandem with the original habitat of the animals and birds.
More for Edutainment & One-On-One Encounters: The main focus of the park is to provide education of the rich bio-diversity of our planet, as well as a recreational place for all.
Experience meeting the big wild cats. Enjoy the roaring of lions and the elegant stride of the tigers and leopards on the prowl.
Fly high (Indian bird species)
Take a walk through the raised walkway of the Fly High Aviary and enjoy seeing the colourful birds like Red Jungle Fowl, Partridge, Pelican, Ibis, Parrots and many more.
Wings of the World (Exotic Birds)
A unique experience with exotic birds like Macaw, Cockatoo, Pheasants, Black Swan, Grey Parrot, Cape Crowned Crane and more colours from South America, Australia, South East Asia and Africa and other parts of the globe.
Meet the Herbivores – Black Bucks, White Bucks, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Four Horned Antelopes, Chinkaras, Blue Bulls etc. in their beautiful green hilly surroundings.
Natural Preservation – Fascinating view indeed: Experience the wonderful wildlife like Giraffe, Zebra, Meer Cat, Ostrich from Africa, Wallaby and Emu from Australia and many more animals from across the world.
– Birding Trail and Waterfall Trail – Walk down the riverside Birding Trail and Waterfall Trail to enjoy the forest Feel.
– Wild Feast and Jungle café – Dine and enjoy and treat yourself with variety of delicious food and beverages.
– Zoo Store (The Souvenir Arcade) – A beautiful souvenir shop to buy souvenirs to carry back home as gifts and remember the wonderful time that you have spent at the zoo.
– The Green Hills – The zoo is located in the beautiful hills near the dam. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills surrounding the zoo.