The Delhi Zoo, close to Purana Qila, near ITO, was established in 1959 and is spread over an area of 214 acres. It is regarded as one of the finest zoo in Asia and efforts have been made to provide an almost natural habitat to the animals and birds. There are more than 2,000 animals and birds species from places like Africa, America, Australia and even Asia. There is a lot of greenery around the zoo and it is an ideal picnic spot especially in winters.
The National Zoological Gardens is one of the most serene environs the city of Delhi could offer. Visitors are welcomed at the entrance by the Mughal Kos Minar and while climbing up the red sandstone gate, one gets a chance to admire the vast expanse of the Zoological Park too.