Officially called as Sri Chamarajendra Zoological, the Mysore Zoo is situated in the vicinity of Mysore Palace. Established in the year 1892, the Mysore Zoo is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. German landscaper cum Horticulturist was approached by the Mysore Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar to set up this zoo. Around 1902, the zoo was announced as public zoo. There are approximately 168 species of wild life in this zoo. The artificial lake and bandstand attracts visitors. The popular Karanji Tank which is located on east corner of the zoo has an artificial island set up to enhance the breeding of migratory birds. Elephants, Green anacondas, lion, zebra, rhinoceros, tiger etc can be seen in this zoo. Birds like White Pelican, Swan, and Crane etc are maintained in the zoo. Animal Adoption program also exist in this zoo.