The Jambu Zoo at Nagrota in Jammu was inaugurated by the Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha on May 29, 2023. I want to congratulate all the colleagues working for the protection of forest life, LG said. I also salute all the labourers engaged in the construction work of this garden and also the employees of the forest department, LG added. It is a matter of happiness for all of us that after a long wait this project is finally completed. And today the Jambu Zoo has been dedicated to the citizens of Jammu & Kashmir, he said announcing one-month free entry.. The project has been completed in over Rs 62 crores. This is for the first time that a full-fledged zoo has been made in J&K. It is situated in such a beautiful scenic area, LG said. Situated in the valley of the Shivalik Hills, the first phase zoo is spread over 70 hectares. LG said another tourist destination in the Jammu division has not only been added, but we have also achieved the vision of quality of life that we talk about. Being a hilly area and a perfect place for a picnic spot, its uniqueness will be a centre of attraction for our other tourists, LG said. Jammu division through this project will definitely give new energy to the possibilities of tourism, he said. The Jambu Zoo has been inaugurated at a time when not only in India but outside too the country is being discussed due to hosting the Presidency of the G20 meeting of the 3rd Tourism Working Group. I believe that the event has filled over 1 crore 30 lakh citizens of Jammu & Kashmir with pride, LG said. The meeting was of the Tourism Working Group but those who had come from the 27 nations of the world who have experienced the glorious cultural tradition here will definitely remember it in their minds for a long time. One thing I have felt is that it is good that the colleagues of the administration worked hard day and night to make this event a success. But there has been a big change that has come over in every citizen of Jammu & Kashmir. The spirit of nation first was seen in the citizens. Despite the statements of all those who were giving all kinds of speculations and statements, the way people actively participated and cooperated, especially the younger generation and women, it has certainly been admirable, LG remarked. I can say with confidence, the LG said that today Jammu and Kashmir wants to touch the pinnacle heights on the path of its development. Zoo visitors including children were happy to get the UT’s first zoo in Jammu. The children said they feel great to be here and to see the natural beauty and the beautiful animals like the black bear. Compared to Manda zoo, the Jambu zoo is much better, the children said and everyone must come here to visit the zoo, they said. Adult visitors were happy to see the way the zoo has been developed for animals and birds like leopards and peacocks. The zoo caters to the visitors with green vehicles to move around the zoo with nominal charges. Visitors said the two things they liked about the Jambu zoo was that it was situated over the highway and in the centre of nature. It is good for the travelling tourists who can stop by at the zoo.