Define a zoological garden with characteristic features and an example



A zoological garden, commonly known as a zoo, is a controlled and enclosed area where various types of animals, including wildlife, are kept within confined enclosures. The animals are provided with food, water, and proper care to ensure their well-being and comfort.

Characteristic features are

  1. Zoos are government-maintained for ex-situ conservation of endangered wildlife.
  2. Zoos use captive breeding to increase populations of endangered animals and reintroduce them into the wild.
  3. Zoological gardens allow visitors to study animals, provide entertainment, and support research on rare species.

Example – Alipore Zoological Garden (In West Bengal, Kolkata) and Zoological Garden (In Delhi).

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