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Nandan kanan Zoological Park

Nandankanan Zoological Park is a 400-hectare zoo and botanical garden in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Established in 1960, it was opened to the public in 1979 and became the first zoo in India to join World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) in 2009. It also contains a botanical garden and part of it has been declared a sanctuary. Nandankanan, literally meaning The Garden of Heavens, is located near the capital city, Bhubaneswar, in the environs of the Chandaka forest, and includes the 134-acre (54 ha) Kanjia lake.
The zoo is home to about 1660 individual animals representing 120 species, including 42 species of mammals, 54 species of birds, and 24 species of reptiles. The death rate of animals here during the 2008-2009 fiscal year was one of the lowest in India, at 3.1% per year compared to the national average of 10%
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