Located at Mysore
, Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Garden, popularly known as Mysore Zoo, was established in 1892 by Maharaja Chamaraja Wodeyar. It is one of the oldest zoos in the world covering an area of over 100 acres. The main objective of the zoo is to provide conservation, education and information on animal biology and behavior to the visitors.
The zoo has animals from more than 40 different countries. There are many native Indian animals such as Royal Bengal tigers, white tigers, elephants, giraffe, fallow deer, Himalayan black bear, gaur, white peafowl and Indian rhino.
Karanji Lake, a part of the zoo, attracts migratory birds including painted storks, pelicans and darters. The Zoological Garden is also home to 35 species of exotic ornamental plants and 85 species of trees from India and abroad.
The zoo is open on all days except Tuesdays from 08:00 to 17:30 hrs.