The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden (popularly known as Guwahati Zoo) is the largest of its kind in the North East region and it is spread across 432 acre (175 hectare). The zoo is located within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest at Guwahati, India. The zoo is home to about 895 animals, birds and reptiles representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from around the world.
The best way for a tour around the zoo is to start from the left of the entrance at the Serow enclosure, then take a right turn towards the enclosures of the leopard, bear, zebras, hog deer and other animals. There are a large numbers of antlers in the zoo as well. The slanted foothills with trees and grass make it almost a natural habitat for them.