Q. Which of the following is/are powers of Central Zoo Authority?
1.Recognition of zoos
2.Permission for acquisition of wild – captive animals
3.Cognizance of offences
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D

Explanation: The amendment made to the Wild Life (Protection) Act in 1991 added a new chapter dealing with zoos to the Act and allowed for the Central Government to constitute an authority known as the Central Zoo Authority to oversee the functioning and development of zoos in the country.

According to the provisions of this chapter, only such zoos which were operated in accordance with the norms and standards prescribed by the Central Zoo Authority would be granted ‘recognition’ to operate by the Authority.


  • Recognition of zoos
  • Permission for acquisition of wild / captive animals
  • Cognizance of offences
  • Grant of licences, certificate of ownership, recognition, etc

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment