The Bannerghatta Biological Park, popularly known as BBP, has been an integral part of Bannerghatta National Park and emerged out as an independent establishment during the year 2002. It is in order to meet the growing demand for eco-recreation, eco-tourism and conservation, an area of 545.00 Ha of forest from National park was set aside to constitute as Biological Park originally and later extended to 731.88 Ha
Bannerghatta Biological Park is located about 22 Kms south of Bengaluru city. It is one among the few places in the world where wilderness is preserved so close to a big city. It is having different units such as Zoo, Safari, Butterfly Park and Rescue Center (Conservation of captive animals).
New Additions :
The Giraffe :
After talks lasting over five years, the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru received its first giraffe from the famed Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens in Mysuru.
The giraffe, named Gauri, is just two years and two months old and currently stands at a little over 12 feet. A Mysuru native, she was born to Krishnaraja and Lakshmi, two other giraffes that inhabit the zoo.
Boating in BBP :
The BBP has launched additional recreational facility to the visiting tourists by creating “boating” in the Kavalkere located within the zoo premises. Presently five pedal boats and five rowing boats are put into service for the benefit of tourists.
New Visitor friendly initiatives :
Seating and eating places with lawn, sit out benches and paragolas, and with many restaurants make vising BBP a joyful and relaxing day trip.