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Sakkarbaug Zoo

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Sakkarbaug Zoo established in 1863 is one of the oldest Zoos of India. It is as old as the concept of modern Zoos in India serving mankind for conservation education and knowledge - based entertainment for more than 140 years now. Collections of wild animals for entertainment is a very old activity pursued by man. However collection of wild animals for the purpose of education ex-situ conservation captive conservation breeding of endangered animals and public display in modern Zoos which started with the establishment of the Zoo at Viena in 1752 A.D. during the time of renaissance along with the museum and natural-history museums for the storage and display of works of art scientific specimens or other objects of cultural and scientific importance. can you tell me more about Sakkarbaug Zoo

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Excerpts from Sakkarbaug wiki Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden also known as Sakkarbaug Zoo or Junagadh Zoo is a 200-hectare 490-acre zoo that opened in 1863 at Junagadh Gujarat India. The zoo provides purebred Asiatic lions for the Indian and the international endangered species captive breeding program for the critically endangered species. Wild free ranging Asiatic lions have become extinct over most of Asia and are today found only in the nearby Gir Forest. 2 Contents hide 1 History 2 Animals 3 Conservation 4 Notes 5 External links History edit The Sakkarbaug Zoo was established in 1863. In 2003 the zoo opened a natural history museum in a large hall in the veterinary hospital. The museum opened with the skeletons of two Asiatic lions as well as panther deer wild boar antelope black buck blue bull and spotted deer. Eggs beaks and feathers of various birds were also on display. The museum will be expanded as specimens become available. 4 In 2008 the Sakkarbaug Zoo Management Advisory Society initially with 10 members was formed to develop and manage the zoo and its finances. 2 5 In 2009 Sakkarbaug Zoo became the only zoo in India to hold African cheetahs when it traded three of its lions with a Singapore zoo for two pairs of cheetahs. The last cheetah at the zoo had died over 60 years ago in 1946. 6 In 2011 the zoo received Indian gaur Malabar giant squirrels marmosets and green pheasants from Mysore Zoo in exchange for a pair of Asian lions. At this time the zoo claimed to have 40 lions and lionesses in their genetic pool. 7 The zoo has been criticized for the size of some of its enclosures but claims that it is in the process of upgrading them to meet the standards of the Central Zoo Authority of India CZA and hopes to be done by 2013. 2 Animals edit In 2008 the zoo was home to 525 mammals 30 per cent of which are under Schedule-I of the Wildlife Act 597 birds 10 per cent of which are under Schedule-I and 111 reptiles housed in 100 enclosures. 2 Conservation edit In 1998 the Central Zoo Authority of India expanded the captive breeding program for Asiatic lions to include 10 other zoos. The program is jointly managed by the CZA and the Sakkarbaug Zoo which is the largest breeding center with nearly 150 lions having been bred by 2008. 2 The zoo is part of the breeding program for white-backed vultures. The first chick from this effort were born at the zoos Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre in February 2011. 8

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