Giraffa camelopardalis

Giraffe is the tallest living terrestrial animal having an average height of around 5 meters and it is the largest ruminant. Giraffes live primarily in Savannahs areas in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa.


Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna has breeding captive population of Giraffe. In the year 2006, Patna Zoo received 01 male (Vikas) and 02 female (Shanti and Shrishti) from San Diego Zoo, U.S.A. under animal exchange progrqamme. One female Giraffe was born in 2011 from Vikas and Shanti and she was finally transferred to Nandankanan Zoo in the year 2012. Male (Vikas) was died on 23.10.2012, so Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park managed to receive one male Giraffe (Bhima) from Mysore Zoo in 2014 under animal exchange. At present Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna has one male (Bihma) and two female (Shanti and Shristi) Giraffe.

Average Age - 25 years

Food Habitat at Patna Zoo

Deer mesh- 0.700 Kgs.

Gram- 1.250 Kg.

Wheat- 1.000 Kg.

Moong- 0.750 Kg.

Banana- 8.500 Kgs.

Carrot- 0.500 Kg.

Apple/Guava/Kheera- 7.00 Kg.

Tomato- 0.200 Kg.

Potato- 0.700 Kg.

Onion- 0.700 kg.

Greens- 17.00 Kgs.

Bran- 1.000 Kg.

per animal per day.

It is standard diet and it varies with season to season.

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The Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park, Patna was established as a Botanical Garden vide Government of Bihar, Forest Department's letter no. 1781V dated 13.4.1970 on a chunk of 34.00 acres land being part of the Governor’s campus.


Sanjay Gandhi Biological Park
Bailey Road, Raj Bhavan
Rajbansi Nagar
Patna, Bihar 800001

Phone: +91-612-2217445

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