Sir Allen, a botanist and member of the Indian Civil Service, was the brain behind the concept of starting a zoological park in Kanpur. Named after Sir Allen, the Allen Forest Zoo came into effect in the year 1971.
Nestled among picturesque surroundings amidst a variety of flora and fauna, the Allen Forest Zoo or Kanpur Zoo as is popularly called, is an ideal location for a picnic and family outings. Among the animals, reptiles and birds present in the zoo, one can enjoy the presence of tigers, cheetahs, leopards, deer, antelopes, bears, monkeys, languor, hyena, baboon, and many more. Ostrich, parrots, crane, parakeets and emus among other European fowls are a treat for the sore eyes!
The zoo is closed on Mondays.