About Zoo

The Assam State Zoo is located in the Hengrabari Reserve Forest in the capital city of Guwahati. The zoo occupies an area of 175 hectares which includes the botanical garden spread across an area of 82 hectares. The zoo comprises of a unique diversity of varied flora and fauna species and houses 112 species in all. The Guwahati Zoo was established in the year 1957 and was inaugurated and opened to public for the first time in the year 1958.

Owing to its rich fauna, The Assam State Zoo is popularly known as "Green Lung" of the Guwahati city.

Our Mission

Apart from being the region’s premier zoo and ex-situ conservation centre, we aim to offer quality services and facilities in rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals, nature awareness, interpretation and responsible nature-tourism. We shall continue to act as a repository of wild bio-diversity and a green lung for the city of Guwahati. We shall also strive to make Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden the best and complete recreational and educational destination in the whole of North-east India.

Location, Area & Topography

• Located in the heart of Guwahati city, capital of the state of Assam, N.E. India.
• Laid out among the gently undulating Hengerabari hillocks (60-200 MSL).
• Occupies an area of 1.75 sq.km of which c.110 h.a is natural forest.
• Natural vista with landscaped gardens, large enclosures and perennial water bodies.