The Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden is located near RG Baruah Road. Sprawling over an area of 130 hectares, it is the only zoo where there is a natural forest. On the other hand, the botanical garden is located within the same vicinity, which is also known as Guwahati’s green retreat.
Rich in flora and fauna, this zoo and botanical garden is also home to some of the rare and endangered species of wildlife. Swamp tapirs, white tigers, leopards and the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros are some of the animals that can be seen here. This zoo is also home to the African two-horned rhino and is rich in some of the rare species of birds.
Established in 1982, the Assam State Botanical Garden is home to approximately 44 different varieties of orchids. These orchids have been collected from the north-eastern zone of India. There are also some special varieties of orchids, which are typical to the mountainous region of the state. Apart from this, the garden also houses a variety of palm trees, conifers, herbs and shrubs. The garden sprawls over an area of 82 hectares.