Conservation Breeding Center

Grey Ju

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park has been identified by The Central Zoo Authority(CZA) as Co-ordinating  Zoo for the conservation breeding of Grey Jungle Fowl in India. Grey Jungle Fowl(Gallus sonneratti) is endemic to India, and is one of wild ancestors of the domestic chicken. The major threats to their survival in the wild are habitat loss and hunting. It is listed in Schedule-II of the Indian Wildlife Protection Act,1972. The conservation breeding programme started with 13 birds ,presently there are 67 birds.