University of Ilorin Biological Garden

Ilorin

University of Ilorin Biological Garden Description

About University of Ilorin Biological Garden

University of Ilorin Biological Garden also known as Unilorin zoo located in Ilorin, Kwara State started as a unit of the Biological Sciences Department in 1975 where experimental animals were raised and kept for research. A few other animals like patas monkeys, crocodiles and royal pythons were also kept for teaching and observation by students. The zoo was then located at the mini campus of the university but was subsequently relocated to the left side of the university gate on the main campus in 1981 and named Biological Garden.
University of Ilorin Biological Garden can be visited by anyone including tourists, couples, children, the elderly, historians.The zoo has 26 species of mammals, 19 species of birds and nine species of reptiles which include lions, spotted and stripped hyenas, chimpanzees, green and patas monkeys, Anubis baboons, giraffes, eland, sitatungas, Dorcas gazelles, crowned duikers, ostriches, emus, peafowls, black and white stocks, pelicans, geese, African rock pythons, royal pythons, puff adder, black cobras, Egyptian cobras, Nile crocodiles, leopards, jackals, zebras, antelopes, spurred tortoises, etc, all of which are well managed.The zoo has also lived up to expectation in terms of providing education opportunities to students from primary to tertiary level who visit on excursions and those on industrial training, practical and research projects.

Services

University of Ilorin Biological Garden provides education opportunities to students from primary to tertiary level who visit on excursions and those on industrial training, practical and research projects. Also, the zoo is a good relaxation centre.

Best Features

The canopy walkway at the zoo is another attraction and plus for the zoo. With the provision of other facilities such as children’s play-ground, relaxation grooves and vegetation maze, Unilorin zoo stands out as a good relaxation centre that satisfies the needs and yearnings of the public.

Who Can Visit?

University of Ilorin Biological Garden can be visited by anyone including tourists, couples, children, the elderly, historians.

Best Time To Visit

University of Ilorin Biological Garden can be visited at anytime of the year and they have more visitors during festive periods than other days.

Safety

University of Ilorin Biological Garden is a safe place to visit as there are security agents around and tour guards.

 


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