Alipore Zoo spans over 45 acres in Kolkata
. Established by Lord
in 1875, it is one of the earliest zoos in India. The Royal Bengal tiger is its main attraction. The zoo also houses a wide range of other animals including tortoise, giraffe, elephant, snakes, zebra, fox, camel,
, kangaroo, and various wild birds. It has a breeding center and has an aquarium and reptile house.
The Alipore Zoo is much under the ravages of time now and renovations are being continually made. The zoo is open on all days except Thursday, from 9 am to 5 pm.