Islamabad Zoo, Islamabad

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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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  • Specifically the poor elephant is in need of medical attention but his cruel keepers will not let him leave. He must go to a sanctuary immediately & get medical attention! I will never ever visit a zo...  more »
  • It's a great facility for the people of Islamabad, specially the children. The location of the zoo is awesome, right in the foot hills of Margalla. However, over they years the place has deteriorated ...  more »
  • It was embarrassing to see how poorly the zoo is kept. I would like to see a public audit of the zoo for sure. It is suppose to be a family and kids place but you will mostly find single men roaming a...  more »
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  • Good place for children enjoyment.. But I think children park (near with Zoo) is more enjoyable for children.. 😂 Now a days kids watch television from 1 year they watch cartoons so they have no more interest in different kinds of animals to watch..... So my idea is to visit more park and fun house for children. ......
  • The zoo started in 1978 as a refuge for leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle found in the region, and is administered by Capital Development Authority of Pakistan. Located in the feet of Margalla hill. 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
  • It's a fun place to be. For instance, children like it very much when they feed the ducks with pop corn in the start and then feed sugarcane to the elephant. Though they charge 10 rupees for each sugarcane, but the immense pleasure children get is worth it. The second attractive thing is the dinosaur Park. They have created life size dinosaurs and given the basic info regarding each dinosaur. Wear and tear is an issue, but generally it's good. Camel and horse ride is a new attraction.
  • The zoo started in 1978 as a refuge for leopards, spotted deer, and Indian gazelle found in the region, and is administered by Capital Development Authority of Pakistan. Located in the feet of Margalla hill. 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.
  • Nice small zoo. May be improved. There may be extra layer of glass after fence of elephant 'Kavan' to avoid people's contact. People feed him sugar cane which is not good for his sugar level. It was very nice to see him without chains this time.
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