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Govt. of West Bengal established the West Bengal Zoo Authority in the year  2010 for the development and scientific management of govt. controlled zoos in the state.The West Bengal Zoo Authority is a 14 members body of the decision makers and experts from the field. There are 12 nos Govt. controlled zoos in the state of West Bengal which are presently being managed by the Zoo Authority.The West Bengal Zoo Authority is also managing/funding eight number specially established Conservation Breeding Centres in the state.

The Main objective of zoos as par the National Zoos Policy,1998 is to complement and strenghten the national efforts in the conservation of rich biodiversity of the country particularly, the wild  fauna. The objective can be achieved through co-ordinated conservation breeding of the endangered species and raising stock for rehabilitating them in the wild as and when it is appropriated and desirable, Conservation education and research for Conservation.The  zoos shall also continue to function as rescue centre for seized, diseased, orphaned or old wild animals by providing appropriate housing and up keep

ONLINE TICKET BOOKING: 

  1. Zoological Garden, Alipore : http://eticketaliporezoo.com/

  2. Bengal Safari, Siliguri: http://northbengalwildanimalspark.in/

  3. Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling: http://onlineticketpnhzp.com/

 

INAUGURATION & MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: 

 

1.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal laid down foundation stone of Bengal Safari (North Bengal Wild Animals Park). Siliguri on 17.07.2014.

 

2.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal named the pair of Adabara Tortoise as ‘Katha’ and ‘Kali‘ at Zoological Garden, Alipore

 

3.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal laid down foundation stone of Sundarban Wild Animals Park, Jharkhali on 08.12.2014.

 

4.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal inaugurated the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 21st January, 2016 at Siliguri. 

 

5.   Naturalistic Enclosures of Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram have been inaugurated by Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal on 11.02.2016 along with foundation stone laying for face lifting of Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram. This is another mile stone for ex-situ conservation of wildlife of West Bengal.

 

6.   Inauguration of Harinalaya Deer Park at New Town, Kolkata will be done by Hon'ble Chief Minister, West Bengal on 26.02.2016.

 

7.   Sri.Binay Krishna Barman, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated Gharial Quarantine Enclosure, Safari Bus at the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 4th October, 2016 at Siliguri. 

 

8.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal inaugurated Tiger Safari, Administrative Building, Veterinary Hospital, Store & Kitchen, Cafeteria at the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 22nd January, 2017 at Siliguri. 

 

9.   Sri.Binay Krishna Barman, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated Peafowl Enclosure, Exotic Birds Enclosure and Mixed Flying Bird Enclosure at the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 3rd May, 2017 at Siliguri. 

 

10.  Sri. Gautam Deb, Honb’le MIC., Dept. of Tourism And Sri. Binay Krishna Barman, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated Elephant Ride, White Peafowl Enclosure & Souvenir Shop at the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 25th September, 2017 at Siliguri. 

 

11.   For growing awareness for nature & wildlife conservation Zoological Garden, Alipore was organised Zoo Festival from 14th November to 18th November, 2017 at zoo premises. It aimed towards spot lighting emerging talents creating a joyful learning experience & nurturing the creativity of young minds through various competitions for school & college students.

 

12.   The new enclosures for the Jaguar, Leopard, Kangaroo, Mouse Deer & Lion at Zoological Garden, Alipore were inaugurated for the visitors by  Janab Firhad Hakim, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Urban Developments Municipal Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal and Shri Binay Krishna Barman, Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Forests, Govt. of West Bengal on 14th December, 2017

 

13.   Four Fountains at Zoological Garden, Alipore were inaugurated by Shri Chandan Sinha, I. A. S, Principal Secretary, Forests, Govt. of West Bengal Shri Narendra Kumar Pandey, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (HoFF), West Bengal on 14th December, 2017

 

14.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal inaugurated Boundary Fencing & Boundary Wall at Junglamahal Zoological Park, Jhargram on 11th October, 2017

 

15.   Bear Safari & Fishing Cat Enclosure at North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri were inaugurated by Hon'ble MIC, Forests & MIC, Tourism, West Bengal on 11th January, 2018 at 4 p.m.

 

16.   E ticketing corner inaugurated on 16th January,2018 at Zoological Garden, Alipore.

 

17.   Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister, West Bengal inaugurated Administrative Building, Veterinary Hospital, Leopard Enclosure, Rescue Center for Monkey & Langur Enclosure, Fishing Cat Enclosure and Pheasantry for 2 units at Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram on 15th february, 2018

 

18.   India’s first leopard safari was inaugurated at North Bengal Wild Animals Park near Siliguri on 1st July, 2018. State Forest Minister Binay Krishna Barman and State Tourism Minister Goutam Deb inaugurated the first of its kind safari. The safari was started with four leopards, two male and two female.

 

19.   Renovated Elephant Enclosure at Zoological Garden, Alipore inaugurated on 12th August, 2018 in the gracious presence of Honourable MIC-Forest, Honourable MIC-Urban & Development, Govt. of West Bengal & ADDL. Chief Secretary of Forests & Environment, Govt. of West Bengal.

 

20.   Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal has named three female of Royal Bengal Tiger Cubs which were born on 11.05.2018 at 19.25 hrs at Bengal Safari, Siliguri on 21st August, 2018. The names are as follows: Kika, Rika, Ika.

 

21.   Zoological Garden, Alipore organised Zoo Festival from 14th November to 18th November, 2018. MIC-Forest & Chief Secretary, West Bengal inaugurated the programme on 14th November 2018.

 

22.   Hon'ble MIC, Forest Deptt. Govt. of West Bengal, MIC, North Bengal Development Deptt., Govt. of West Bengal and MIC, Tourism Deptt, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated Nature interpretation Centre (NIC Building) and Break Point (Watch tower cum Cafeteria near the exit gate of Bear Safari), Bengal Safari on 5th March, 2019

 

23.   Nos of Yellow Anaconda (2:2:0) were brought from Madras Crocodile Bank Trust, Tamilnadu to Zoological Garden, Alipore on 13.06.2019. 

 

24.   International Tiger Day celebrated on 29th July, 2019 at 12.30 PM at Zoological Garden, Alipore, Kolkata. MIC, Forest Department, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated enclosure of Anaconda, Hyena and released one white tiger & two Leopard in the enclosure.

 

25.   Two (2) Female Tiger Cubs "Kika" & "Rika" released in the 20 Ha. area of Tiger safari for public display on 1st October, 2019 at 11.am by Hon'ble Minister-in-Charge, Forest Dept., Govt. of West Bengal in North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri.

 

26.   Sri. Rajib Banerjee, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal and Sri. Gautam Deb, Honb’le MIC., Dept. of Tourism inaugurated Trackless Toy Train at the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari) on 16th December, 2019 at Siliguri. 

 

27.   Sri. Rajib Banerjee, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal and Honb'le MOS Sri. Sujit Bose,Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Benga inaugurated Nocturnal House for animals active during night, New Enclosure of Wild Dog and Release of newly born Lion Cubs at Alipore Zoo, Kolkata  on 22nd December, 2019 at 2.pm 

 

28.   Sri. Rajib Banerjee, Honb’le MIC, Dept. of Forests, Govt. of West Bengal inaugurated Wolf Enclosure, Reptile House, Pheasantry and Flying Bird Aviary enclosure at Junglemahal Zoological Park, Jhargram on 31st January, 2020.

Click on the following links to download the various publications of West Bengal Zoo Authority.


Sl No.

Publication Download
1. West Bengal Zoo Authority Brochure 2020 Link
2. Behaviour Study of Black Bear Link
3. Final Report of The Project On Record Keeping In Zoos By Darjeeling Zoo  Link
4. Red Panda Conservation  Link
5. Study of Snow Leopard  Link
6. Zoo News Link
7. West Bengal Zoo Authority Brochure 2015 Link
8. Conservation Breeding Programme of Endangered Species in West Bengal Link
9. Nutrition and Breeding of two Himalayan species – The Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia) and the Red Panda (Ailurus fulgens fulgens) Link
10. Study on the Behaviour of Lesser Carnivores Mammals in Darjeeling Zoo   Link

WAZA POSITION STATEMENT ON CONSERVATION EDUCATION


Vision

Zoos and aquariums with their unique resource of live animals, their expertise, and their links to field conservation will be recognized as leaders and mentors in formal and informal education for conservation. The educational role of zoos and aquariums will be socially, environmentally and culturally relevant, and by influencing people’s behavior and values, education will be seen as an important conservation activity. Zoos and aquariums will expand the training of their own staff and of others engaged in in-situ and ex-situ work.


Education Standards

The standards summarized here were adopted by the Council of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) in September 2001. Other regional associations have also developed education standards for their member institutions. The achievement of these standards will enable members to enhance their professionalism and network together continually to improve their educational role and effectiveness.

Schemes