Head to Goa's Bondla Zoo for close encounters with the wild

Katia Goes

ESCAPE THE ORDINARY

Thinking of taking a day off to spend time wrapped up in nature's arms? Head to the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and Zoo in Ponda.

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SPOT WILDLIFE

Nurtured by the Goa Forest Department, the zoo is home to several animals and other unique species. Additionally, the wildlife sanctuary also houses a Botanical Garden and Deer Safari Park.

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DRIVE SLOW!

The tables turn once you enter the wildlife sanctuary. Here, animals have the right of way, and there are several hoardings along the pathway to remind you of that.

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NATURAL MAGNET

Bondla and its animals draw people every day. And, whether you are an animal lover or not, nobody can resist a trip to the zoo!

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ANIMALS IN SIGHT

One can have close encounter with fascinating creatures such as porcupines, leopards, bisons, a variety of snakes, tortoises, birds and crocodiles.

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SPOT THE SPOTS

Perfectly camouflaged, this leopard was tired of putting on a show for its spectators, and sat quietly in the corner of its cage, while people struggled to spot it.

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ANIMAL INFORMATIONAL HUB

Along with visual treats, the Bondla Zoo also has loads of information to learn and update yourself on animal facts that we bet you had never even heard of.

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CIRCLE OF LIFE

This helpless mouse's fate brought him into the deadly snake's cage, where it was only a matter of time until it would be devoured.

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VISIT BONDLA

With the promise of a serene drive and close encounters with the wild, one can't think of reasons not to visit the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary.

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