Welcome to Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park has been established on modern concepts of Zoo Management wherein the animals are exhibited in wider and near natural enclosures resembling to their natural habitat. The Park is named after the Lord Venkateswara of Seven Hills in Tirupati. Sri Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu garu, the then Hon'ble Forest Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh is the founder for establishment of this Zoological Park. The foundation stone was laid on 29.09.1987 by Sri N.T. Rama Rao garu, the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh & later it was inaugurated on 30.04.1993 by Sri K. Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy garu, the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The total area earmarked for the Zoo is 680 Ha. in Tirupati Extn. R.F. out of this around 290 Ha. has been developed so far.
The area where the Lion enclosure is located is called the 'Bharata vanam' . India gets its name 'Bharat' after Bharata, the son of the king Dushyantha and Shakunthala. 'Abhigyana Shakuntalam'
Vinod Kumar, Designer