LOCATION : Chattbir Zoo Rd, Sahibzada, Ajit Singh Nagar, Chhat, Punjab 140603
TIMINGS : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM , All days
Entry: Rs. 5 each for children between 3-12 years
Rs.15 for above 12 years of age
ChattBir Zoo (formally Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park), is a zoological park situated close to Zirakpur, India. The zoo was constructed in the 1970s and is home to a large variety of birds, mammals and reptiles.
Lying on the Chandigarh-Zirakpur-Patiala route, this zoo is located about 20 km away from Chandigarh. The zoo is home to 369 mammals, 400 birds and 20 reptiles.
The zoo was inaugurated on 13 April 1977 by the then governor of Punjab Mahendra Mohan Choudhry, and it was christened as Mahendra Chaudhury Zoological Park. Initially the zoo was populated by a small number of animals brought from Guwahati Zoo, Assam and it soon became the largest zoo in Northern India.