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Byculla zoo

Congress opposes Rs 15 crore tender for penguins brought by Aditya

The civic body has floated a tender at an estimated cost of Rs 15.26 crore for the upkeep of the flightless birds for the next three years

06 Sep 2021 1:34 AM

Preparations begin for Penguins’ nesting season

Officials also stated that the summer season would not take a toll on the penguins as the temperature of the enclosure is regulated manually.

05 May 2019 5:53 AM

Five enclosures, 3D theatre to be inaugurated in March

The work for phase two of the Byculla zoo revamp project, which includes enclosures for 17 animals, was started last year.

23 Feb 2019 2:33 AM

Rs 200 crore zoo revamp enters third phase

In the phase one of the project, the civic body modernised the zoo premises and seven Humbolt penguins were exhibited.

23 Feb 2019 1:59 AM

Raj Thackeray slams Sena’s plans to shift mayor’s home

The MNS chief tweeted a caricature of mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar confined to an animal enclosure at the zoo.

10 Nov 2018 2:20 AM


Mayor to move to Byculla bungalow in two months

The BMC will have to provide him with an alternative accommodation before the mayor shifts there.

07 Nov 2018 1:12 AM

Panel passed Rs 56cr proposal for seven animal enclosure

Animals include tiger, lion, swamp deer, nilgai and barking deer.

15 Sep 2018 1:01 AM

BMC plans to bring exotic animals to zoo

BMC has already brought Humboldt penguins in the first phase of restoration.

15 Sep 2018 1:00 AM

Tainted firm gets Rs11.5crore penguin upkeep contract

It will be spent on maintenance, air-conditioning of exhibition and quarantine enclosures.

11 Sep 2018 5:20 AM

Path clear for BMC to expand zoo

The additional space is expected to be used for building enclosures for these animals.

27 Aug 2018 1:23 AM


City’s most celebrated chick dies

The penguin baby died on Wednesday over liver ailments.

25 Aug 2018 1:06 AM

‘Newborn penguin is now healthy and doing well’

The country’s first penguin was born in the Byculla zoo on Wednesday.

18 Aug 2018 6:28 AM

India’s first penguin born on I-Day at Byculla Zoo

People will have to wait further more to get the glimpse of baby penguin, as it will be brought for exhibition after nearly three months.

17 Aug 2018 5:49 AM

Byculla Zoo brings in penguin Mold’s third birthday with oomph

Viewing area was decorated with balloons; special short film commissioned.

22 Jul 2018 2:46 AM

Byculla zoo gears up for Rs 127 crore revamp with 17 enclosures

Animals like leopard, jackal, hyena, wolf, sloth bear, otter and nilgai among others will be shifted to the new enclosures.

18 Jun 2018 6:24 AM


Visitors stop throwing coins at python

The Asian Age visited the zoo on Wednesday, the python enclosure was found well maintained with none of the visitors throwing coins.

04 May 2018 1:23 AM

Animals suffer due to heatwave

Team of six doctors to ensure birds, repitiles are healthy.

04 May 2018 1:17 AM

Peckish penguins can’t get enough Bombay duck

All seven penguins put together eat around 5-6kg of fish every day.

14 Apr 2018 2:41 AM

Zoo to expand over land leased to the Mafatlals

The CM stated that as per the Development Plan 1991, the land has been reserved for the zoo.

08 Mar 2018 2:21 AM

Byculla Zoo library gets colonial flavour

The department is planning to set up a separate library for some of these old books, which will be open to students.

28 Nov 2017 2:28 AM