Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati has been identified as the co-ordinating Zoo for Conservation Breeding of Grey Jungle Fowl. This bird is indigenous to Southern and Central India. This bird is cousin to Red Jungle Fowls which is in the same line as the modern domestic chicken. Grey Jungle Fowl has been listed in Schedule – II of Wildlife protection Act, 1972 and in Appendix-II of CITES.

The objective of Conservation Breeding of Grey Jungle Fowl in S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati is to have at least 100 properly and scientifically bred, physically, genetically and behaviourally healthy individuals. The forests, surrounding S.V. Zoological Park, Tirupati is the natural habitat of Grey Jungle Fowl. The scheme proposal for Conservation Breeding of Grey Jungle Fowl, is prepared for Rs.64.00 lakhs, including recurring and non-recurring expenditure.