Lahore Zoo spreading overall area of 25 acres was established in 1872 and it is one of the largest zoos in South Asia. It is situated at Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam Lahore. Lahore Zoo is thought to be the third or fourth oldest zoo in the world. Presently it is managed by Punjab Wildlife & Fisheries Department.
Lahore Zoo had its beginnings in a small aviary donated by Lal Mahundra Ram in 1872 to the Lahore Municipal Corporation. Over time the animal collection increased and the zoo expanded. It later began to take interest in conservation, education and research in addition to providing recreational facilities to the public. Lahore Zoo houses about 1200 animals of 120 species, including a number of primates, big cats, deer, antelope, ratites, reptiles and birds. Lahore Zoo can boast of a collage of old and young trees; 900 trees of 60 species make the environment worth living and visiting; a complete ecosystem with at least 30 wild birds species at one time and about 100 species during the year besides the small mammals, reptiles, amphibians and the invertebrates; unique in Lahore. New interventions include horse riding, jumping castles, mechanical elephant ride and camel ride.