The necessity for establishment of Zoological garden
and Botanical Gardens in the erstwhile province of East
Pakistan was felt at the very inception of Pakistan
in the year 1947 as there was no such garden in the
province. This was receiving attention of the Government
science 1947. In 1947 dire necessity of establishing
a state owned zoological garden was felt. A zoo park
was being started at High court premises of Dhaka with
a limited number of spotted deer, monkeys and few other
species of animals. A master plan was approved with
a view to establish a zoological garden at Mirpur in
An advisory board was constituted for establishment
and proper management of zoo next year. The zoo was
opened on June 23, 1974 after necessary construction
and procurement of animals from home and abroad. Till
then it has been gradually grown into a beautiful and
attractive zoological garden exhibiting animals in natural
settings using modern method of keeping.
In February 05th, 2015 has been changed the name of
Dhaka Zoo as Bangladesh National
Zoo [G.O: Thursday, May 07th 2015 under].
Main objectives of Bangladesh National Zoo are wildlife
conservation through collection and breeding of rare
and endangered species of wild animals, research &
education and recreation. Conservation of wild animal's
diversity, education and research on wild animals and
promotion of public awareness about these species of
animals. All the exhibits are correctly named and described.
Endangered and extinct species are illustrated with
elaborate description along with.
About 4 million visitors visit Bangladesh National Zoo
every year. It is a center for healthy recreation of
peoples of all ages and corners. Calm environment of
the zoo attracts people to gate relief from the bustle
and monotony of urban life.