Zoo Information
Name of the Zoo Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo
Zoo Clasification Medium Zoo
Zoo Location Mumbai
Area(Hect.) of the zoo 21
Year Of Establishment 1873
Incharge Name Dr. S.K.Tripathi
Incharge Designation Director
Address of the Zoo Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan-Zoo, Mumbai, Dr. B.Ambedkar Marg, Byculla (East), Mumbai – 400 027, Maharashtra.
Veterinary Officer Dr. M.V.Wani, Dy. Supdt. (Vet.),& Dr. M.S.Karawale
State Maharashtra
Telephone Number 022-23772414
Fax --
Email Id vjbudyanzoo@yahoo.co.in
Status (Recognized/Cancelled) Recognized
Recognized Upto 8/23/2017
No. of Visitors (Annually) 913952
Controlling Authority Municipal Commissioner,
Address of Controlling Authority Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Municipal Head Officer, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400 001, Maharasthra.
Phone Number of Controlling Authority 022-22620149
Remarks 1.Zoo should have a visitor circulation plan to regulate the movement of the visitors to avoid disturbance to zoo animals. It should have directional sinages to guide the visitors in the desired circulation path inside the zoo. 2.Three residential quarters for accommodation of Zoo Director, Garden Superintendent and Addl. Municipal Commissioner are available within zoo premises. The office of the Garden Superintendent also functioning from the zoo. The office and resident facilities of the Garden Superintendent should be shifted from the zoo premises as he not involved in the zoo management. 3.Stray dogs captured by Municipal Corporation in Byculla area are being released in close proximity of the zoo, which should be stopped, immediately. 4.The post of Zoo Director was created in April 2010 without any administrative and financial powers. This is affecting the proper and effective management of the zoo. Adequate administrative and financial power should be vested to the Director for proper management of the Zoo. 5.Most of the enclosures are old and do not confirm the standard prescribed by the CZA. The said enclosures should be modified/ rebuild after the approval of the master plan. The vacant enclosures may be merged with the neighboring enclosures if feasible without feeling the existing trees. Special effort should be made for enclosure enrichment to meet the behavior requirement of the animals Appropriate signages should be provided in each enclosure with relevant information on biology behavior and population status in wild. 6.the zoo must publish annual report on various activities and printed copies of the reports must be submitted to CZA.