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The Government of India has put a ban on performance of lion, tiger, panther, bear and monkeys by circuses. Consequent to the ban. These animals were to be rehabilitated by creating appropriate facilities to rehabilitate all these animals. The Central Government decided that rescue centers should be got created by the CZA in the off display area of the various zoos. Accordingly, the CZA has established five rescue Centers at the following Zoos:

  1. Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  2. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  3. Sri Venkateshwara Zoological Garden, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh
  4. Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore, Karnataka
  5. Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  6. The details with respect capacity of the rescue center and the animals received by the centers from different circuses is given below:

Circuses/ Other Sources from where the animals were received Capacity Current Position Name of the Circus Surrendered
Lions Tigers Lions Tigers
Arignar Zoological Park Vandular 40 20 53 8 Johnson Indian Variety Entertainment
          Royal Mobile Circus, KallaKurchi
          Private Circus, KanyaKumari
          Great Rayman Circus
          King Bharat Circus, Satur
          Great Royal Circus, Chennai
          Great Bombay Circus,Polur Taluk
          Gemini Circus, Kancheepuram
Bannerghatta National Park, Bangalore 70 30 97 3 Mobile circus, K.G.F, Kolar
          Mobile circus, Kundapur, Mangalore
          Geeta Circus, Gulbarga
          Komal Circus, Faridabad, Haryana
          Golden Circus, U.P.
          Sangli Zoo, Maharashtra
          Asiad Circus, Bijnor, Uttarachal
          Bharat Circus, Madhya Pradesh (Nimuch)
          Nandankanan Zoo, Orissa
          Sangli Zoo, Maharashtra
          Shalimar and New Golden Circus
          Nandankanan Zoo
          Grand Prabhath Circus
          New Grand Circus
Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Tirupati 15 15 25 1 Rambo Circus
          Grand National Circus
Indira Gandhi Zoo, Visakhapatnam 30 30 26 12 Ajanta Circus, Patna
          Saibaba Circus
          Famous Circus
          Suresh Circus
Nahargarh Biological Park, Jaipur 30 20 23 12 Great Geeta Circus
          Jamuna Circus
          Empire Circus
          Indian Circus
          Mobile Zoo
Total 200 100 224 36  



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