Location: A botanist named Sir Allen, who was also a member of the Indian Civil Service, was the person who gave the idea of initiating a zoological park in Kanpur, which is located on the outskirts of this industrial city.
Description: Allen Forest Zoo, which came into existence in the year 1971, is also known as Kanpur Zoo and it has been named after Sir Allen. It is snuggled among scenic surroundings, in the midst of a variety of animal and plant species. This zoo is considered as a suitable location for an excursion or for a family outing. Presence of baboon, hyena, languor, monkeys, bears, antelopes, deer, leopards, cheetahs, tigers and many other animals make this place worth a watch. Emus, parakeets, crane parrots, ostrich and several other attractive birds present here offer an eye-catching view. According to the historians before being transformed into a zoo this place was a centre of criminal activities. A lot of efforts were made to convert this area into a zoo so that it could serve a productive purpose, as well as the flora and fauna of this place could remain secure.
Activities: Allen Forest Zoo is one of the many attractions located in Kanpur, offering an ideal place for the entertainment of tourists and local people, who can relax and enjoy in its natural environment.