Monday, January 4, 2016

Sayaji Baug Zoo, Vododara

Sayaji Baug Zoo at Vododara on the banks of the Vishwamitri river. The inspiration of a Zoo here came from H. H. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III and it was opened to the public in 1879.



The Maharaja donated his own private collection of Indian and Exotic Animals to the Zoo. It has three sections a) Bird Section, b) Bear Section and c) Tiger section with more than 200 animals and 500 birds. 



31 comments:

Aunt Mary said...

Sounds like an amazing place to visit, those images are really beautiful :)

joshidaniel.com said...

nice one :)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty variety of birds and photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

helmiriitta 10 said...

Interesting looking birds. I find them very exotic from Finland's perspective. Have a nice week!

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh, I especially love that very first photo!! Have a happy week!

Nefertiti said...

Pauvres betes prisonniers..

Amelia Flynn Noble Stein-Wilson said...

what a historical zoo.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, imagens perfeitas bem captadas, as mesmas revelam beleza, gostei de conhecer a sua pagina.
AG

Donna said...

What a wonderful Maharaja to conceive of this place and donate the animals...Happy New Year!


Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How interesting to think that one person once owned all of these animals.

Rachel Gloria Mayer Walsh Schapiro said...

wonderful.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Really interesting, very nice pictures.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Ah one of my favorite animals....birds!
Wonderful photos

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-e-team)

photowannabe said...

How generous he was to share his wealth of animals and birds with everyone.

Leslie: said...

Zoos are fascinating places in which to view animals one would not otherwise get to see. As long as they're well run and the animals are kept in good health and happiness, I do like them.

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I did ZOO a couple times in the past!

ROG, ABCW

Neil said...

Nice place to visit.

Pat-Mather Brown Gordon-ceton said...

sweet take.
happy new year.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I love the zoo..and look at all those birds :)..such a colorful one...

Powell River Books said...

We have herons much like the one in your first picture that live near our float cabin in British Columbia. - Margy

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post for Z and great photos!

Happy Week to you, ^_^

Margaret Adamson said...

Sound like a great place to visit.

Linda said...

Beautiful birds! Thanks for sharing.

Gattina said...

Indeed some birds I have never seen !

Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team

Marie C said...

Great zoo birds!

Laura said...

Lovely birds. Happy New Year!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I wonder if there are any descendants from the original animals.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Jeevan said...

Great initiation to preserve birds and animals event at that period – where we hear most maharajas hunt animals to show their bravery, and this is really wonderful and nice knowing about this zoo.

purba chakraborty said...

Nice birds. Very well captured :)

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

137 years old, good to know about it. Is there any Tiger ? actually they rapid rate the Tigers are vanishing i think after five six years they can be found hardly.

Easwar Arumugam said...

Like the awesome pictures