Bangladesh National Zoo

Zoo Road
Dhaka - 1216

Type: Zoos
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Nestled in the vibrant city of Dhaka, the Bangladesh National Zoo stands as a testament to the rich biodiversity that graces the nation. Renowned as one of the most popular destinations for animal enthusiasts and families seeking entertainment, this sprawling haven spans 751 hectares (186 acres) of land, offering a diverse and captivating experience for visitors.

Established in 1950 as the Dhaka Zoo within the High Court complex, its purpose extended beyond mere exhibition—it was a commitment to wildlife conservation, research, education, and providing a source of entertainment. In 1971, the zoo found its permanent residence on the banks of the Turag River in Mirpur, opening its gates to the public in 1974.

Home to 2,150 animals across 191 species, the Bangladesh National Zoo has become a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodile, Emu, Impalas, Black Bear, Peacock, Deer, Elephants, Rhinoceros, and Camelopard are just a glimpse of the fascinating inhabitants that captivate visitors of all ages.

The zoo's picturesque landscape is enhanced by two serene lakes, welcoming thousands of migrating birds during the winter months. With an annual footfall exceeding 30 million, the Bangladesh National Zoo is a cherished destination for locals and international visitors alike.

Whether exploring the captivating exhibits or strolling through the lush surroundings, the zoo provides a perfect blend of education and entertainment. Open from 9 am to 6 pm in summer (April - October) and 8 am to 5 pm in winter (November-March), the Bangladesh National Zoo invites you to embark on a wildlife journey, where every visit promises a closer connection to the fascinating fauna that calls this sanctuary home.

Ticket prices, at Tk 20 for adults and Tk 5 for children, make this wildlife oasis an accessible and enriching experience for all. Children under 2 years old are graciously exempt from ticket purchases, encouraging families to explore and appreciate the wonders of the animal kingdom.

More Info

Opening Hours Summer Seasion (April to October)
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winter Season (November to March)
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: Closed
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Entry Fees Main Gate Entry Fee
Age 2 Years and Above: ৳ 30.00
Below 2 Years and Students: Free

Zoo Museum Entry Fee: ৳ 5.00
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Tips for Visitors

Plan Ahead: Check the zoo's opening hours and any special events or shows.

Comfortable Attire: Wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking.

Weather Precautions: Consider the weather and bring essentials like sunscreen and hats.

Hydration: Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during your visit.

Camera/Smartphone: Bring a camera or smartphone for capturing memorable moments.

Follow Guidelines: Adhere to the zoo's rules and guidelines for the safety of both visitors and animals.

Respect Wildlife: Observe animals from a respectful distance and avoid feeding them.

Children's Safety: Keep a close eye on children and explain the importance of respecting the animals.

Trash Disposal: Use designated bins for trash disposal to maintain cleanliness in the zoo.

Check for Discounts: Explore available discounts or family packages for cost-effective visits.

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