Zoological Park dedicated for Reptiles
The Pune Snake Park was started in 1986. Unlike Mammals or other large creatures, reptiles appear to be still and Lifeless in the Zoo. It needs a lot of creativity and planning to exhibit them. IHS has been successful to handle this challenge showing stupendously increase in visitors year after year.Starting with collection of 200 snakes, today it is one of the leading snake parks in the country having diverse collection of Snakes, Crocodiles and Turtles, etc. It plays a vital role in awareness and dissemination of knowledge among public.
With growing fame of snake park, the Peshwe Park was shifted in land adjacent to Snake Park in year 2000. For administratibve simplicity, these parks were merged together under the banner of Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park & Wildlife Research Center, Katraj, Pune.