Islamabad Zoo, Islamabad

#11 of 12 in Parks in Islamabad
See wild animals and rare bird species up close at Islamabad Zoo. Once a refuge for leopards and gazelles, the site eventually evolved into the city's zoo, providing a sanctuary for an array of wild animals. Bird-lovers will enjoy seeing Indian eagle-owls, white pelicans, black swans, ostriches, steppe eagles, and green peafowl on display at the zoo. Continue to the mammal enclosures to see Indian wolves, bears, leopards, elephants, chitals, and monkeys. Head to the reptile habitats to stare a terrifying mugger crocodile in the eye, then admire beautiful turtles. Put Islamabad Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Islamabad trip itinerary planner.
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  • September 22, 2017
    Good place for children but try to avoid on weekends. you will get good food there so take foods along with you.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    2nd stop after saidpur, a very nice place, lots of animals must visit with little kids. Best stuff not very crowded.  more »
  • March 14, 2017
    I visited with my family on my recent visit to Islamabad, not really something you enjoy. There are none wow attraction, very few animals, with poor maintenance.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    A very good park and zoo for a weekend with kids. The food quality is not too good but overall the place is quite good. Clean environment with lots of trees and greenery.
  • April 18, 2017
    The zoo started in 1978 as a refuge for leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle found in the region.It soon gained popularity and became a part of the Japanese garden. An aviary was later constructed. The Capital Development Authority devised a plan in August 2008 to upgrade and extend the zoo as a recreational area and wildlife sanctuary. The estimated cost of the project is 1407.8 million Pakistani rupees.
  • July 6, 2017
    Good place for Zoologists. I liked the nature maintained by staff. high Five
  • June 5, 2017
    Good place to visit with family. Very well maintained zoo with lot of animals. Particular speciality is the birds enclave. Vast parking and easy approach.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great for small children ages 5 to 10, very popular on weekends .Do wear hats on hot days as there is very little shaded areas, and the heat can get very intense.

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