he Byculla Zoo, also known as Jijamata Udyaan, is a 50-acre zoo and garden in the heart of Mumbai, India. It's the oldest public garden in Mumbai.
The zoo was established in 1890 as a small zoo in Rani Bagh, which was established in 1861 by the Agri-Horticultural Society of Western India.
The zoo was formerly known as Victoria Gardens. It was named after Jijamata, the mother of Shivaji, the first Maratha emperor.
The zoo has:
853 species of plants
Over 3,000 trees
An aviary with over 100 bird species
17 animal exhibits
The first underwater crocodiles and gharials viewing gallery in Asia
The zoo has been renovated in phases since 2015. The first phase added Humboldt penguins in 2017. The second phase added 17 animal exhibits and the aviary.