The Central Zoo is a 6-hectare zoo in Nepal. In spite of the fact that it was initially a private zoo, it was opened to general society in 1956. The Central Zoo was built up in 1932 by Rana Prime Minister Juddha Shumser as a private zoo, and went under government control in 1950. The legislature gave over obligation of the zoo to the National Trust for Nature Conservation. In spite of the fact that work isn't finished, the NTNC has been overhauling the offices with the goal that creatures can live in bigger walled in areas that mimic their common habitat.
It is additionally working towards transforming the zoo into an examination and instructive office, and additionally remaining a vacationer attraction. The focal lake at the zoo was worked amid the govern of King Siddhi Narsingh Malla, and at one time was the wellspring of water for Patan.
The zoo is home to around 870 creatures in 109 species, including 15 of 38 imperiled neighborhood species including Royal Bengal tigers and one-horned rhinoceros, and also numerous creatures from around the globe including hippos, siamang, ostriches, and numerous birds. It additionally incorporates an aquarium for subtropical fish. The zoo incorporates a library, a youngsters' play area, cookout zones and oar vessels on the lake. Angling is permitted in the lake amid a few sections of the year.