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RESEARCH PROGRAMMES APPROVED DURING 2016-2017

Following research programmes approved during the period.

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Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Status Survey of Himalayan Goral (Nemorhaedus goral) at Singalila National Park, Neora Valley National Park, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary and Kurseong Division.

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Developing Ex-Situ Husbandry Practices for Himalayan Newt

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Population & Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda at Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India

Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority

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Zoological Garden, Alipore

Genetic Analysis of Captive Stock of Giraffe

Approved by West Bengal Zoo Authority

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Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study of Visitors in connection with determination of carrying capacity

Approved & Funded by West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

 

 

RESEARCH PROGRAMMES  CONDUCTED DURING 2015-2016

Following research programmes were conducted during the period under report.

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Name of the Zoo

Name of the Programme

Remarks

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan       Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on biology, breeding, behaviour and aviary practices for improved performance of captive Himalayan Pheasants

Funded by CZA

2.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Red panda nutrition – an approach towards integration

Funded by CZA

3.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Studies on population and behaviuoral ecology of red panda (Ailurus fulgens) in Singalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India with special reference to Conservation

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA

 

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Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

Study of soil micro Flora and Fauna of enclosures at Darjeeling zoo.

Work is in progress. The project is funded by the WBZA

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Rasikbeel Mini Zoo

Cooch Behar

Behavioural data is recorded by various scholars on the captive animals of the zoo

Pheromone study for the Leopard is being undertaken by the University of Calcutta

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Zoological Garden, Alipore

Study on discontinuation of visit of migratory birds in Zoological Garden, Alipore

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th meeting of GB held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore

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Zoological Garden, Alipore

Analysis of treatment provided & mortality in Zoological Garden, Alipore during the last 10-20 years

Project was sanctioned by the WBZA at its 10th GB meeting held on 28th January, 2015. The project will be supervised by the Director, Zoological Garden, Alipore

 

Research Programmes conducted in different Zoos under WBZA

Name of the Zoo

Title of the project

Funded by

Progress of the work

Zoological Garden Alipore

1.Study on discontinuation of visit of migratory birds in Zoological Garden, Alipore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary studies have been carried out at Santraganchi Jheel, East Kolkata Wetlands and Shyamkholi Wetlands beside Zoo lake to record the occurrence of migratory birds.

21 species of migratory birds have been observed in Santragatchi  Jheel  during winter periods, whereas 4-5 species of migratory birds were recorded in Zoo Lake and Shyamkholi Wetlands. Very less number of aqua Avi fauna is found on the narrow area of about 20m along the shoreline of the lake.

It has also been recorded that huge garbage, food debris including animals and plants debris, plastics are dumped inside the fencing area of the lake.

2. Analysis of treatment provided & mortality in Zoological Garden, Alipore during the last 10-20 years

West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

Base line data on the mortality of animals and post-mortem findings on the death of animals of the Zoological Garden, Alipore for the last 10 years have been completed. About 70 % works on the generation of primary information of the diagnosis / symptoms related to the animals following the mortality data for the last 10 years have been completed. Records on the treatment received by the animals have been studied.

Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling

1.Study of soil micro-flora and micro-fauna of the enclosures of Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling, Dowhill and Topkedara.

 

 

 

 

 

West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The laboratory with required equipments and chemicals was established. Study is going on to know the number of micro-organism occurring in the soil and their activities up on the soil’s fertility. Some literatures have been consulted.

2. Population and Behavioural Ecology of Red Panda, Ailurus fulgens in Singhalila National Park and Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India with special reference to conservation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A preliminary survey regarding habitat study, presence / absence, threats and other a biotic components related to Red Panda at different blocks of Singhalila National Park was conducted.

To obtain the village profile on lively hoods and natural resources utilization pattern, a questionnaires survey was conducted from fringe villagers. The group discussion was also focussed on farming land tenure, forest utilization, threat to wildlife, human-wildlife conflict. Some literatures were also consulted.

 

3.Red Panda  Nutrition -  an approach towards integration

 

 

Central Zoo Authority

 

The work has already been completed and report submitted to the CZA

4.Studies on biology, behaviour and aviary practices for improved performance of captive Himalayan Pheasants

 

 

 

Central Zoo Authority

 

 

The work has already been completed and report submitted to the CZA

North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri

Status survey of free living fauna and flora in the North Bengal Wild Animals Park (Bengal Safari), Siliguri campus

West Bengal Zoo Authority

 

The work is yet to be initiated