Olive Green Anacondas at Mysore Zoo
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens or Mysore zoo is one of the important attractions in Mysore. It is one of the best zoos in India and accommodate a variety of birds and animals from different countries. It is just 2 Kms away from the Mysore Palace and located in the heart of the city.
This is my second visit to the Zoo even though it is just 5 Kms from my home. While speaking to a group of college students from Kerala, they said they opted to visit the zoo just because of the Anacondas. They just wanted to see their reel hero in real. There are 4 Anacondas in the zoo right now. These were brought from Sri Lanka National Zoo in Colombo as a gift to the Mysore Zoo. In the beginning there were 5 Anacondas and 1 was dead immediately after they were shifted to Mysore zoo.
These non-venomous snakes are in Olive Green colour and about 20 months old. These larger than life snakes are the latest addition to the Mysore Zoo.
An other attraction in the Zoo is white peacock and peahen.
Other important attraction is white Bengal tiger. It is very lonely since it does have a pair in its own design. It is accommodated along with the other tigers.
Mysore Zoo was the first in the country to get gorilla and there is one of its kind. Other important attraction is the lion-tailed macaque.
Inside the Zoo compound there is a veterinary hospital and small library. If you are planning to visit, it is the right time since there is a very young Giraffe and many lion-tailed Macaque. It will be a great entertainment to your young ones.
Entry is allowed for a payment of Rs. 40 for an adult, Rs. 20 for children above 5 and below 12. Still and video camera is allowed inside but for a fee of Rs. 20 and Rs. 150 respectively. When you plan your visit, make it for a day. The timing is from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.